How I came to join the Cooperative
Journal — October 1, 2017 —
The year is 2017, and I am with João, a great friend of mine, going to visit his cousin. I tell him, “Get ready because for the next hour we will only be talking about Cryptocurrency”, and he replies, “I know.”
Article — September 9, 2017 — learning, language, trust, organization
Cultures learn by celebrating.
Announcement — September 5, 2017 — language, organization, learning
The posts on this blog are connected by threads of meaning, which I call “core topics”. I try to make these visible by tagging them with certain key words. For example, language is one. Organization is another.
Roles in a Cooperative
Journal — September 2, 2017 — language, organization
In the previous journal entry, I posed a question. I didn’t finish answering it that time, and I won’t this time, either.
Article — August 19, 2017 — learning, organization, language, home
To make sense, this article needs to coin a couple terms. The first is “unbusiness”.
Journal — July 9, 2017 — language, trust, love
I got stuck at a certain point, about a month ago, and now I want to get moving again.
Article — May 24, 2017 — lucidity, language, trust
I want to make my own attempt at answering the three questions I gave you before.
Threshold of Action
Journal — April 23, 2017 — trust, lucidity, organization
I feel like something is about to happen.
Play — April 16, 2017 — love
(a letter found in the ruins of a forgotten culture, where museums were commonplace)
Article — April 15, 2017 — lucidity, learning, organization
One of my favorite articles of all time is called Lost Purposes. It’s about the phenomenon of human beings forgetting their original intentions, and then pursuing the means as though they were the ends.
Journal — April 9, 2017 — love, learning
I expanded the poem from the last entry into four stanzas.
Voice of Apsu
Journal — April 6, 2017 — love, lucidity, learning
Today I had a conversation about the phenomenon I routinely experience when I see a certain woman, where I’m immediately dropped into a world of mind-shattering beauty and I’m not sure what to do about it.
Integrating What Already Lives
Journal — April 2, 2017 — organization, trust
I’m helping in the huge, overgrown garden of my friend, and thereby learning how life works. The other day I had an insight.
Journal — March 30, 2017 — lucidity, trust, learning, home
The word “guidance”, for spiritually inclined people, refers to the phenomenon of seemingly unrelated events conspiring to lead you in a remarkably appropriate direction.
Article — March 18, 2017 — love, language, lucidity
Two days ago, a number of puzzle pieces clicked together in my mind, and suddenly I saw a plausible answer to the anima/animus problem
Journal — March 6, 2017 — lucidity
Over the last year, I’ve noticed more synchronistic events than I have in all the previous years of my life put together.
Article — March 4, 2017 — home, language, organization, lucidity
This is an attempt at describing how I want to garden, or farm, or do forestry, or practice permaculture.As a disclaimer: I’m not even an amateur yet. My intent is to share my vision, just the way it is, knowing it will change as I gain experience. I don’t want to prescribe anything to anyone else, at this stage.
How to Make a Lawless Society
Article — March 3, 2017 — organization, language, trust
House of Dreams
Play — March 3, 2017 — organization, trust
Journal — March 1, 2017 — home, love, organization, trust
In the last month, it’s become very clear that I need to meet certain objectives in the near future. I want to make a list of these, because I’m returning to Tamera tomorrow, and most likely everything will change again after that.
Grieving Life Lost
Journal — February 21, 2017 — lucidity, love
Today I realized, belatedly, that I’m in grief.
Article — February 20, 2017 — lucidity
I learned something by living in Tamera for two years. It might be the most useful social skill I know. It’s so fundamental, so indispensable to the health of any community, that I think it must have many names.
A New Kind of Household
Journal — February 14, 2017 — trust, home, love
It’s been two weeks since the start of my one-month community organization experiment, and it’s already a magnificent success.That is to say: the whole thing collapsed decisively on day ten. That’s what a successful experiment looks like, most of the time!
Article — January 24, 2017 — love, home, language
Tell, Show, Involve
Journal — January 22, 2017 — learning, trust
Journal — January 17, 2017 — organization, language, trust, home
Last summer, “organization” became the most important word in my life.
Journal — January 15, 2017 — lucidity
Last night I had a dream:
Article — January 14, 2017 — trust, lucidity
Most intentional communities fail. Of those that survive beyond the first few years, nearly all of them fall short of the dream. And the dream isn’t so far away; we all experience it in our lives, at one point or another, with friends or lovers, at gatherings or festivals,I can name Burning Man and World Domination Summit, off the top of my head, as examples. I haven’t been to a gathering like this, but I know a lot of people who have. or in transcendental experiences.
The Will to Arrive
Journal — January 9, 2017 — trust, lucidity
The Will to Receive
Journal — January 8, 2017 — trust, love
The meeting with the wise woman hasn’t happened yet. Over the last few years I began to notice a pattern in my life, where it takes a very long time for people to fulfill their promises to me. Once I noticed it, I could start to understand how I create it. The next step is to change it.
Article — January 7, 2017 — language, home, organization
I want to give an example of what I mean when I talk about creating new culture. It’s about creating new habits.It isn’t my intention to prescribe habits, in this article; just to give a sense of the kind of thing a habit is, and how small changes in behavior can massively transform the world.
Article — January 6, 2017 — organization, trust
The Abilene paradox is a nasty little story that neatly describes a phenomenon where groups make collective decisions that every individual member of the group may be opposed to. This phenomenon is a global epidemic.
How Adults Fail
Article — January 5, 2017 — learning, trust
I once read a book by John Holt, called “How Children Fail”, which had an influence on my own childhood.I was in preschool for three days, and quit because I discovered that story time was mandatory. My parents and I tried homeschooling for about a month, but we didn’t really like it, so after that I mainly played video games and watched television, exactly like the adults around me. I’m immensely grateful for this.
Journal — January 3, 2017 — love
Tomorrow I’m going to have lunch with one of the wise women of my village, because I want help making a plan for my love life.I’m very pleased that I’ve orchestrated my life in such a way that things like this can be true.
Article — December 30, 2016 — home, trust
Do you have too little time or not enough money? There’s a reason for that, and if you understand it, you can change it. Not only for yourself, but for everyone around you.
Journal — December 25, 2016 — organization, home, learning
Something important happened, over the last half-century, in the interactions between the United States and Japan.
Hear, See, Do
Article — December 24, 2016 — learning, language
“Education” is the most dangerous word in the world.
Ecosystem Architect's Song
Play — December 23, 2016 — organization
(a musical interlude)Disclaimer: self-parody ensues.
Journal — December 21, 2016 — language
Today is the 28th winter solstice of my life, and I’m starting a blog.