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Welcome to Jan's Eclectic-Mix Blog
Greetings, dear readers ~ I am excited to present my detailed Intuitive Forecasts (formerly known as CycleCasts) to this blog! Join me for a guided tour of our journey through life's subtle energies, and stay for my musings on arts and crafts, current events, a little of this and that ~
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
My colorful Kaleidoscope Afghan is entry #13 (a lucky number, imo :) at the Crafting in Color Etsy Team’s July Theme Challenge. Since you’ve read this far, why don’t you click on the link and vote for me? You’d make Miss LuvLee Cat very happy if you did ~
Sunday, July 4, 2010
The question here, really, is what have we done to democracy? What have we turned it into? What happens when our democracy has been used up? When it has been hollowed out and emptied of meaning? What happens when each of its institutions has metastasized into something dangerous? What happens now that democracy and the free market have fused into a single predatory organism with a thin, constricted imagination that revolves almost entirely around the idea of maximizing profit? Is it possible to reverse this process? Can something that has mutated go back to being what it used to be?
What we need today, for the sake of the survival of this planet, is long-term vision. ... Our inability to live entirely in the present (like most animals do), combined with our inability to see very far into the future, makes us strange in-between creatures, neither beast nor prophet. Our amazing intelligence seems to have outstripped our instinct for survival. We plunder the earth hoping that accumulating material surplus will make up for the profound, unfathomable thing we have lost.
Arundhati Roy, Field Notes on Democracy