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THANK YOU November 26, 2014

I moved to America in September 1999. By the time Thanksgiving rolled around I knew I was home. This holiday is different for me. It’s not about going home and spending time with relatives, and it’s not about dubious historical references. The idea of a holiday where people openly express their gratitude was never a…

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The Moral Minority April 12, 2013

  Please don’t mistake my support for sex positive culture and alternative lifestyle as a lack of morality. In fact it’s quite the opposite. I have a set of personal ethics and a moral code which I take extremely seriously. So who are the Moral Minority? They are the people who try to live ethical…

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Erotic Economy April 7, 2010

The word ‘erotic’ is derived from the Greek God of love, sexuality and beauty, Eros. It’s a binding principle of attraction, emotion and union. Erotic nature draws us together in pleasure, desire, and joy. Where Eros is feminine, Logos is masculine and refers to the rational mind, logic and reason. Western culture is built on…

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The Culture of Giving January 22, 2010

From the caves of pre-history to the utopian survival freakfest, the Burningman Festival, man has been giving gifts to build community. Anthropologist Marshall Sahlins talks about the culture of giving that existed in Stone Age life as being an expression of abundance. This is evidenced by the very fact that people shared everything they had…

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Creativity as Currency July 29, 2009

We don’t need money to live rich lives- we are surrounded by wealth beyond our wildest dreams! I’m not speaking metaphorically here, this is a fact. I look around at my community and I see a surplus of creativity, an excess of beauty, an overflow of treasures. The problem is not lack of riches- it’…

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Email to Bernard Lietaer, economist. April 17, 2009

Dear Mr Lietaer,although I am not an academic, or an economist, I am inspired by your theory that our economy is a reflection of the repression of the Great Mother archetype in society. I have read your ‘Fairy Tales that could come true’ on transaction.net, and I think they are absolute genius. I am writing…

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