June 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Why Bonobos Make Bad Role Models

Even though sexual utopians can no longer boast about Bonobo nonviolence, they often maintain that Bonobo promiscuity would be suitable for humans-presumably because we share a lot of genes and even some behaviors.



However, the sexual utopians are forgetting one thing. Bonobos don't have "pair-bonder brains." We do.



Bonobo chimps appear to be our closest living relatives. Zoologists once characterized them as the "make love, not war" hippies of the chimpanzee species,… Continue

Added by Marnia on June 30, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Groping for perspective on the health care fight



The health care debate we're watching just about stuns me. With all the damage the for-profit health industries, especially the insurance corps, have done to individuals, families, businesses, with the demonstrably better outcomes in virtually every other prosperous countries, all of whom involve government in insuring their people, the fact that we still might… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on June 30, 2009 at 7:53am — No Comments

Check Out Our Very Own Meri Walker the Vitual Meeting Coach!

Meri has a fabulous free email series of 21 tips to familiarize people like me who are dragging themselves into the world of doing business and holding meetings online. Short, concise and insightful tips for being with and working with others at a distance. I have greatly, appreciated your wisdom, Meri. Thanks.
Susan Kramer-Pope

Added by Susan Kramer-Pope on June 23, 2009 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

Dense? Yeah, maybe...

One of the folks posting on the Tidings online forum after this week's column called me 'dense.' You know, it just could be. I've read a lot of online responses to the question that I've asked for two straight columns now: What is it about the human body… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on June 23, 2009 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Ashland Peacemaker and Human Rights Attorney Eric Sirotkin Returns from Korea and Vietnam

Ashland Peacemaker and Human Rights Attorney Eric Sirotkin Returned to Ashland this week from Korea and Vietnam. During that time he worked with the South Korean Truth and Reconciliation Commission, met with Peace groups, followed 10,000 riot police in the street and gave a Right to Peace paper at an international conference in Hanoi. Follow his trip entries on his blog at www.ubuntuworks.com.

Added by Eric Sirotkin on June 18, 2009 at 10:08pm — No Comments

There has to be something I'm not getting here...

I gave this week's column the title "Still Clueless After All these Years," knowing that I was lobbing a fat slow one over the middle of the plate for readers less than thrilled about my take on life. Sure enough, here was one of the online comments: "I must say… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on June 14, 2009 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Looking for stories

I am embarking on writing a book. If you have had a custom home built or gone through an extensive remodel, I would like to interview you about the experience.
If you are a custom builder, I would like to interview you about your experience of being in the custom building field.
Of course, all will be held in the strictest confidence. If your story is used, no names will be used.

Thanks so much.
Susan Kramer-Pope

Added by Susan Kramer-Pope on June 14, 2009 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Summer Solstice message

This message was originally sent by Dr. Tony "Shiva" Chester who has been a lifelong student of the Dharma and a teacher for nearly 30 years. Good words to remember, in case we've forgotten...

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Summer Solstice 2009



The Summer Solstice energy this year is more powerful than any that I have witnessed in this life. It is almost as if the consciousness of the world is on… Continue

Added by Zander Dorje on June 13, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments

A big sucking sound...



If you read this space much you've probably picked up on how much I like the move towards local economies. It's the lynchpin to stepping through the chaos of coming months and years to a world that offer our kids and theirs a chance (who knows how big) at decent lives. So why is it that every month I'm shipping $30-50 that could stay in my community to Chase Bank?… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on June 8, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

All About All About Me



No, actually it's All About Me. Or at least it's ridiculously easy to think so. I caught myself cold doing that the other night, and wrote about what it did to my evening... an evening I'll never get back… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on June 8, 2009 at 9:47pm — 1 Comment

Why Does the Honeymoon End--and What Can We Do?

Cupid's Poisoned Arrow

From Habit to Harmony in Sexual Relationships

by Marnia Robinson

Cover of Cupid's Poisoned Arrow

“Radical, compelling, vexing…. I can’t stop thinking about this book.” —UCLA biology professor Jay Phelan, PhD, co-author of "Mean Genes"

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about how the brain in love triggers neurochemical reactions for infatuation, lust and attachment. Too often, however, those…

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Added by Marnia on June 7, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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Fukushima's Nuclear Waste Will Be Dumped Into the Ocean, Japanese Plant Owner Says | Newsweek

A member of the media uses a Geiger counter at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, February 23. The site includes hundreds of tanks containing about 777,000 tons of water laced with tritium that TEPCO has decided to dump into the nearby sea, despite opposition from local fishermen.

Tainted: Can California solve pot's pesticide problem? | The Cannifornian

The big difference will be the amount of pesticides in your weed. That’s because starting Jan. 2,  when California’s vast legal marijuana market opens, all cannabis must be tested — and most chemicals will be banned. Much of California’s cannabis is tainted, including the “medicinal” stuff. But soon state-sanctioned weed may become the greenest in the nation.

Monsanto, Bayer, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta defend their coming oligopoly (MON) (DD) (DOW) (SYT) | Quartz

Top executives from Bayer, Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta today (Sept. 20) testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, making a case for why federal regulators should approve the mega-mergers, which stand to fundamentally reorganize global agriculture. (Executives from the sixth company involved in the consolidation, China National Chemical Corp., declined an invitation to appear at the hearing.)

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