re: “The narcissism of small differences”
From: Steve Welzer <stevenwelzer@gmail.com> … Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 1:40 AM
To: Phil & Gillian from Supernuclear

> All should be applauded.

Sure.

Nonetheless, there is an important, significant distinction.

I think moderns tend to be rootless, transient, hypermobile.

Rootedness and groundedness would…


Truly the new society and new culture are being built within the shell of the old. It started fifty years ago and we’re still in the very, very beginning of the process. But it’s hopeful, very hopeful.

http://6984224.hs-sites.com/river-song-cohousing-newsletter-august-2021

http://6984224.hs-sites.com/river-song-cohousing-newsletter-september-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB-iJAXiuhY&t=9s


re: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/22/opinion/cohousing-mothers-pandemic-community.html

There were almost 400 comments sent in before the comments list was closed. Some voiced the usual caveats about the cohousing movement:
. units not affordable enough
. communities not diverse enough
. people not succinct enough when they bloviate at interminably long decision-making meetings

Other than that…


There will be a monthly cost-of-living raise for Social Security recipients in January. Imagine getting an email that urged sending half of the raise to a general national fund subsidizing living expenses for less-affluent people and families.

It’s one thing to support legislation to address the issues of poverty and…


A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count.

* * * *

The facility
of the technology has
enabled too much.

* * * *

That’s the reason for
overwhelm and overshoot
we should understand.

* * * *


Issue 43 has gone to the printer. It will be arriving in mailboxes during late November.

This will be my Page 3 editorial:

The Greening of Society

Are we living through the best of times or the worst of times? …


I think these two poems have about the same tone and attitude toward modern life.

* * * *

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up by Tom Waits

When I’m lyin’ in my bed at night
I don’t wanna grow up
Nothin’ ever seems to turn out right
I don’t wanna grow up…

Steven Welzer

A co-editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a Green movement activist for almost thirty years.

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