Four perspectives (visions)[pt.5]

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Counter-narratives [cont.] So, these past four weeks we’ve been in conversation with Last Best Hope, George Packer’s recent book, and we'll conclude that today. We do recall that in part 1, we considered free America; in part 2 we … Continue reading Four perspectives (visions)[pt.5]

Four perspectives (visions)[pt.4]

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Counter-narratives [cont.] So, these past three weeks we've been in conversation with Last Best Hope, George Packer's recent book, and we continue that. We recall that in part 1, we considered free America, in part 2 we looked … Continue reading Four perspectives (visions)[pt.4]

Four perspectives (visions)[pt.3]

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Counter-narratives So, we've been in conversation with Last Best Hope, George Packer's recent book, and we continue with that this week. We recall that in part 1, we considered free America, and in part 2 we looked … Continue reading Four perspectives (visions)[pt.3]

Four perspectives (visions)[pt.2]

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.  . ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Free America [cont.] As we saw last week, in his book, Last Best Hope, George Packer identifies that free America has an anemic understanding of "freedom" that fails to be grasped by the holistic nature of freedom. … Continue reading Four perspectives (visions)[pt.2]

Four perspectives (visions) [pt.1]

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . . Serendipity This week I stumbled across an opportunity to engage UMKC's annual Carolyn Benton Cockefair Lecture  (being presented as a webinar due to the pandemic). To prepare for the lecture, I read the speaker, George Packer's, most recent … Continue reading Four perspectives (visions) [pt.1]

A new year! … Is it?

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . . The Covid-19 apocalypse continues Apocalyptic? Most astounding has been the pandemic's capacity to expose our vulnerabilities and injustices as humans and societies. In some ways, it has been like painfully watching a slow moving train-wreck that seemingly can't … Continue reading A new year! … Is it?

Irony: *Integral* exclusion

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . Alright, one last time —recall: *Integral* = online-Integral A "safe space" for denying systemic racism? Wait! What?! Some questions: Is making a "safe space" for denying systemic racism something that's important to *Integral*? Significant enough to make absurd claims … Continue reading Irony: *Integral* exclusion