If you want the moon  

Here it is:

  Catch!

— Nakahara Nantenbō (1839-1925), Zen Buddhist monk,

Corona Moon

“Upcoming “pink moon” is the brightest supermoon of 2020.” — CNET.

The full moon on April 7 shines over a world that has changed.
Something has been building under cover of darkness.
The old way of life is gone. And the new thing that’s coming is not yet fully here.
We are in the in-between space. The seizable opportunity.
What are you going to seize?
The game is afoot.
How are you going to play it?

The battle lines are revealed.

What are you going to fight for?

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Change Must Go Viral

The world cannot be fixed with the same thinking that broke it.

It struck as if from on high, like a bolt of lightning. After striking an insulating material such as lawn or earth or flesh, lightning often leaves behind scorch-marks in branch-like patterns, which trace its path through the stricken material as the latter undergoes electric breakdown. Likewise, as the coronavirus contagion has surged through its human medium, it has left behind a pattern of destruction laying bare the structural failings of the world as we knew it before the shock of the pandemic.

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The Delusion of Economics

Human beings are in a state of denial about the calamity of calamities our economy is actively engineering. Unfortunately, we needn’t look far to find one of its major sources, namely, the modern study of economics (in particular, Economics 101). Each year, millions of students have their noses forced into textbooks that investigate or illuminate no causal connection extending from the economy to the ecosphere.

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Surviving the Plague

Ordinary life was suspended during the epidemic. When it finally ended, about 12 per cent of the population of Florence had died. This was a considerably lower mortality rate than other Italian cities: in Venice 33 per cent of the population; in Milan 46 per cent; while the mortality rate in Verona was 61 per cent. Was the disease less virulent in Florence or ...

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Hope in the Time of COVID-19

Does the contagion have a silver lining? "Today’s emerging pandemic could help catalyze an urgently needed tipping event in humanity’s collective moral values, priorities and sense of self and community. It could remind us of our common fate on a small, crowded planet with dwindling resources and fraying natural systems."

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Can we break the spell?

At its start, the internet was still relatively scarce, in the sense that we generally wanted more of it everywhere. iPhones were new; we were still excited about carrying portals to that utopia in our pockets and finding new ways to integrate two domains that were previously separate. Ten years ago, I could sit in a bar and wish that it better reflected the future I was experiencing.

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The war on words

Brutal days, to be resisted, often demand brutality inkind.
In such times, marked as they are by the fear anduncertainty that naturally metastasize out of truth’s debasement, there is but one bold act from which all other acts of dissent may precede. That is to tell — with utter, brutal frankness — the truth.

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We know so little

Look up on a cloudless night and you might see the light from a star thousands of trillions of miles away, or pick out the craters left by asteroid strikes on the moon’s face. Look down and your sight stops at topsoil, tarmac, toe. I have rarely felt as far from the human realm as when only ten yards below it, caught in the shining jaws of a limestone bedding plane first formed on the floor of an ancient sea.

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If you want to fix democracy, make secrecy taboo.

If you want to stop the media mindfuck, impose a psychic tax.

If you want to rein in the power of corporations, kill the corporate “I”.

If you want to fix the economy, pull off a paradigm shift in the science of economics.

If you want to halt global warming, make the price of products tell the ecological truth.

And if you want to stop our spiral into a long dark age, then admit that straight lines are godless and immoral.

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