- This house in Morocco.
(photos by Jordi Canosa via Domaine)
- The Flamingos are back, as I was sitting at the Traffic Light today a flock of 12 flew over my car and landed in the Black River, which runs along the walking track I take with Jack. It was cleaned up last year and they arrived out of the blue, in search of a mid migration snack. Now they’re back for a second visit: happens to everyone who comes to Cape Town. They’ve also shown up on fashion runways. Not sure they’d be thrilled.
- DIY: three little letters that are not my forte. Then I saw this mandala made from stickers (generously including instructions) and I am going to find the right rainy day to make one of my own. Will rope the Nans in too.
- Four Hard Truths: From an article on The Mind Unleashed – read the whole article here.
- On Money:
“The Western worldview says, in essence, that technological progress is the highest value and that we were born to consume, to endlessly use and discard natural recourses, other species, gadgets, toys, and often, each other. The most highly prized freedom is the right to shop. It’s a world of commodities, not entities, and economic expansion is the primary measure of progress. Competition, taking, and hoarding are higher values than cooperation, sharing, and gifting. Profits are valued over people, money over meaning, entitlement over justice, “us” over “them.” This is the most dangerous addiction in the world, not only because of its impact on humanity but because it is rapidly undermining the natural systems that sustain the biosphere.” –Bill Plotkin
- On Freedom:
“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” – John Adams
- On The Media:
“Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.” – Noam Chomsky
- On Government:
“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” –Thomas Jefferson