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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Ecology News

Norway Becomes World’s First Country to Ban Deforestation | EcoWatch

Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged May 26 that the government's public procurement policy will be deforestation-free.

We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change, Harvard Scientist Says | Forbes

The level of carbon now in the atmosphere hasn't been seen in 12 million years, a Harvard scientist said in Chicago Thursday, and this pollution is rapidly pushing the climate back to its state in the Eocene Epoch, more than 33 million years ago, when there was no ice on either pole. "We have exquisite information about what that state is, because we have a paleo record going back millions of years, when the earth had no ice at either pole. There was almost no temperature difference between the equator and the pole," said James Anderson, a Harvard University professor of atmospheric chemistry best known for establishing that chlorofluorocarbons were damaging the Ozone Layer.

Scientists Keep Warning About The Dangers of 5G; Will We Listen? | Gaia

Over 180 scientists and doctors in almost 40 countries are warning the world about 5G health risks. “Resolution 1815 of the Council of Europe” spells it out quite succinctly: “We, the undersigned scientists, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF)… and has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.”

Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace | The New York Times

Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded. The 1,500-page report, compiled by hundreds of international experts and based on thousands of scientific studies, is the most exhaustive look yet at the decline in biodiversity across the globe and the dangers that creates for human civilization. A summary of its findings, which was approved by representatives from the United States and 131 other countries, was released Monday in Paris. The full report is set to be published this year.

Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City | Futurism

The solar farm in Plains is expected to generate 1.3 MW of power per year, which is equal to burning about 3,600 tons of coal. Over time, that will prevent a sizable amount of greenhouse gases from being emitted into our atmosphere.

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