You are relatively true but also universally true. You are relatively conscious as a person in the space/time continuum, but you are also Universal Consciousness, free from space and time. You are part, but you are also whole. You are person, but you are also God. –Mike Zonta, BB editor
EDITORIAL NOTE: It amazes me how the Truth is so available to all of us, and how precious it is, how many of have learned to take it for granted. Many passed this down, and there is much conscious action to do in love to serve the Truth with our brothers and sisters. How to … Continue reading Editorial note from Robert McEwen, H.W., M.
By Maria Popova (brainpickings.org) Some of humanity’s most celebrated writers and artists have reaped, and extolled, the creative benefits of keeping a diary. For John Steinbeck, journaling was a tool of discipline and a hedge against self-doubt; for Virginia Woolf, a way to “loosen the ligaments” of creativity; for André Gide, a conduit to “spiritual evolution”; for Anaïs Nin, … Continue reading Ongoingness: Sarah Manguso on Time, Memory, Beginnings and Endings, and the True Measure of Aliveness
It has left the beige-tinted margins and become social media’s most glamorous look. But why does veganism still provoke so much anger? By George Reynolds (theguardian.com) 25 Oct 2019 From the hunger strike to the edible projectile, history offers abundant examples of food being used for political ends. Even so, the crowd of vegans who gathered … Continue reading Why do people hate vegans?
Musk also said that “anonymous bot swarms” should be investigated. STEPHEN JOHNSON 27 September, 2019 (bigthink.com)FilmMagic / Getty On Thursday, Musk tweeted about the potential dangers of advanced A.I. manipulating social media. It’s unclear what prompted Musk to tweet about advanced A.I., but his tweets came hours after The New York Times published an article about digital disinformation … Continue reading Elon Musk warns ‘advanced A.I.’ will soon manipulate social media
A new study shows two potential benefits of undergoing a painful ritual. STEPHEN JOHNSON 25 September, 2019 Michel RENAUDEAU/Getty (bigthink.com) A new study examined peoples’ objective and subjective indicators of health before, during, and after a painful ritual. The results showed that people who underwent the painful ritual reported a greater quality of life and … Continue reading Why extreme rituals might benefit psychophysiological health
MOLLY LONGMAN LAST UPDATED SEPTEMBER 24, 2019, 7:46 AM (refinery29.com) PHOTO: ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES. While dozens of world leaders made their voices heard at the UN Climate Action summit in New York City Monday, it was a 16-year-old’s rallying cry that had people — including the president — talking. Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is known internationally for continuously and courageously working to combat … Continue reading Greta Thunberg Says Asperger’s Is Her Superpower
James Gleick on being cited in the OEDAn Oxford lexicographer of the 1940s: Hereward Price Home Blog A brief history of singular ‘they’ A brief history of singular ‘they’ Singular they has become the pronoun of choice to replace he and she in cases where the gender of the antecedent – the word the pronoun refers to – is unknown, irrelevant, or nonbinary, … Continue reading A brief history of singular ‘they’
Photo by Weegee From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Weegee Born Ascher (Usher) Fellig June 12, 1899 Złoczów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now Zolochiv, Ukraine) Died December 26, 1968 (aged 69) New York City, New York, U.S. Other names Arthur Fellig Occupation Photographer Known for Street photography of crime scenes or emergencies Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur (Usher) Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968), a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black … Continue reading Biography: Weegee
The Apollo 11 astronaut was recently awarded the Stephen Hawking Medal for Lifetime Achievement. STEPHEN JOHNSON 01 July, 2019 Buzz Aldrin is an Apollo 11 astronaut who was the second man to walk on the moon. NASA currently plans to send humans back to the moon and establish a “deep space gateway” that would eventually … Continue reading Stephen Hawking believed humans should go to moon before Mars, says Buzz Aldrin