I’ve heard folks talking about XBB 1.5 “Kraken” variant, especially with some confusion as to what its symptoms are since they differ a bit from the more common symptoms seen with Delta and earlier variants. (As a side note, the name “Kraken” was actually coined by T. Gregory, a epidemologist/immunologist that’s on Twitter. He’s been… Continue reading What we Know about XBB 1.5 and Long Covid
Open the door, step inside. Here you find a forest, teeming with animals and birds, which sweeps up the sides of snow-capped mountains. Here in the small pocket of beauty, one finds the essence of my soul.
A writer at heart, I delve deep into the finer details of humanity's spirit, and seek to share with others what gems I uncover. I find life exciting and full of interesting surprises, and despite the great pain that often confronts me, I persevere with the joy in my heart still bubbling, and the light of my soul still aflame.
There is a time and a place to introspect one's self, but often enough it is best to not look back in regret, but leap forward in the present toward the achievement of one's deepest dreams.
I am a wanderer. An explorer. One place cannot contain me for long, but to my friends and family, I remain loyal, for love is not bound by time nor place. Once cultivated and nourished continuously, it binds people together on a journey through the unknown reaches of life.
Ways of Learning
Curiosity, Creativity, Compassion, and Cooperation are the 4 C’s of human nature. A fifth C is the darker side of our nature: Control. In past (and non-western or Indigenous) societies, they educated their youth through self-directed learning that required a high level of respect, cooperation, creativity, and mutual exploration. Adults guided the children rather than… Continue reading Ways of Learning
Building Coalition for Change is Hard but Crucial
This article will discuss US politics. Content Warning for discussion of transphobia, racism, genocidal ideology, and sexism. Concerning the Series of Terrible Supreme Court Decisions All four of these decisions cause tremendous harm to our society, and they all build off each other. The ‘fund private religious schools’ is a way for conservatives to eliminate… Continue reading Building Coalition for Change is Hard but Crucial
My Open Letter to City Designers
Originally posted on Reshaping Reality:
I originally wrote this email for the Des Moines City Council. For the past month, I’ve adjusted the verbiage to reflect what I’ve heard in their City Council Meetings with the Public. I also adjust the bullet points and actions I wish to see them take. Otherwise, most of the…
Omicron and Pandemic Mitigations
Ok. Y’all, Listen Up. Time to do a breakdown of what we know of the new variant – Omicron. First off, let’s look at this Pretty-But-Terrifying-Image of the genetic sequencing of all the known variants of COVID19. Why is it alarming? Look at that red line that shoots out on the right hand side. That’s… Continue reading Omicron and Pandemic Mitigations
Let’s Unlearn Capitalism Myths
I think this needs said: The framework that society shoved into us is capitalistic and it tries to teach us that the capitalistic view of reality is the ONLY view. This socialization is full of myths that aren’t actually true. There are many worlds within our biosphere of Earth, and we need to understand that… Continue reading Let’s Unlearn Capitalism Myths
“The notion of a “one-world-world” (OWW) is predicated on the West’s ability to arrogate to itself the right to be “the world” and to relegate all other worlds to its rules, to a state of subordination, or to nonexistence. It is thus an imperialist, colonial notion.” (chapter 1 of Pluriverse Politics by Arturo Escobar) So… Continue reading Deconstructing worldviews
Nucleation by Kimberly Unger Overall Thoughts: For a science fiction tale, this book not only impressed me with its use of physics, specifically entanglement of particles, but blew me away with its scope of imagination. The characters leapt off the page with such personality, and the book kept twisting and turning with surprises every step… Continue reading Nucleation Review
There Is No Moderates
Y’all, I think most won’t like what I got to say, but it needs said: There is no such thing as a middle ground. There is no moderate in America. You are either: 1. for genocide OR 2. Not for genocide. Republican party has thrown their lot in with number 1 to the point they… Continue reading There Is No Moderates
My Open Letter to City Designers
I originally wrote this email for the Des Moines City Council. For the past year, I’ve adjusted the verbiage to reflect what I’ve heard in their City Council Meetings with the Public. I also adjust the bullet points and actions I (and others) wish to see them take. Otherwise, most of the letters are verbatim… Continue reading My Open Letter to City Designers