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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SYRIA: BEYOND THE WIN-LOSE NARRATIVE

It is fascinating watching the mainstream media grapple with the unfolding Syrian drama. They are so caught up in the win-lose narrative—who’s weak, who’s strong, who’s on top, who’s on the bottom—that the story’s true significance is completely lost. READ MORE

GETTING SYRIUS ABOUT WAR

This Syria situation is something new. We are not having a debate about going to war. We are having a debate about what is being framed as a “limited” retaliatory missile strike. It’s the kind of strike we’ve done countless times in the past with little public awareness, let alone debate. Think Reagan in Libya and Grenada, and Clinton in Sudan and Kosovo.

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GENERATION Y-NOT

I am part of an awesome non-profit called FeelGood. We partner with college students—members of the infamous Millennial generation….also known as Generation Y—and together we have created a movement to end global hunger that is simple, systemic, and powerful. I invite you to watch this TEDx talk by FeelGood’s two founders, Kristin Walter and Talis Apud Hendricks. READ MORE

Better Together

All of the problems humanity faces—fiscal, political, environmental, social—point us in a marvelous direction. They offer us the opportunity to solve the one problem that underlies them all: how to work together. And what makes working together so difficult that we need the impending collapse of civilization—not to mention multiple threats of extinction—to give ourselves the needed motivation? Here are three good possibilities: READ MORE

MY HOUSE, MY SELF: A SYMBOLIC VIEW OF THE HOUSING CRISIS

In Jungian dream analysis, a house often symbolizes one’s psyche or self—its layout or state of repair an analogue for the condition of one’s identity. For example, items in the basement may represent aspects of our personality that lie hidden in our deep unconscious and that need to be examined; or a house with many rooms may tell us our life has become fractured and compartmentalized, and in need of integration. Such symbols are helpful in “waking us up” to issues that have not yet penetrated our every day awareness. We may have been conscious of a symptom—depression, anxiety, unease or discontent—but the dream points us to the source: Look at this, it says. Look at what is hidden. And by looking a process of healing is begun. READ MORE

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