Carlos Cuellar Brown
Image: Richard Mosse, Flower of the Mountain Wealth is a concept that refers to the enhanced perception of well-being. This experience is often mistaken as the accumulation of things and objects. In the West, the accumulation of valuable resources and material possessions equates to being wealthy. The individual or nations wealth becomes a quantitative measure ..read more..
Shipwrecked If an orbiting ship wrecked a small group of technologically advanced human families on a finite system, an isolated planet perhaps in a lonely galaxy, let’s say an island in the middle of the immense sea. You would think that the survivors rather than cannibalize each other, might collaborate and depend on mutual relationships ..read more..
(Picture: Susan Woodruff) The marvelous self-organizing system that is a new born baby has no sense of separation. An oceanic feeling compels the baby to interpret everything as togetherness, all the events out there appear as extensions of the I reflecting back to “is-not-ness.” The human child at this stage is a sophisticated formidable whirlwind ..read more..
(Picture) Dangerous situations are avoided because of learned behavior. Learned behavior is created when perception samples experience. In this case, a previous experience with the quality of “dangerous” has been recorded for future retrieval. When this dangerous situation reoccurs we make an association and match it with a past experience. This association produces a warning ..read more..
(image James Charles) Aristotle said that revolutions could be of two kinds, one that modifies the existing institutions of governance through a series of reforms, and the other a kind of revolution that radically changes the foundations of societal structures. Culture like biological systems can de-evolve into necrotic unsustainable dead ends. Like so many cultures ..read more..
(image by Amy Casey) The state can be understood as an entity of governance whose mission is to make citizens out of human beings. Put briefly, citizens are inhabitants of a defined space. We are really citizens of Earth spinning through the heavens in the middle of the no where. Bounded by our universal freedom ..read more..
In anticipation Irene sprang high off my lap seconds before a loud knock pounded my door, “You are in a potential flooding zone” yelled a NYPD Cop, emergency management has announced last minute mandatory evacuations for your area, if you plan to stay and weather the storm, your on your own, sign this waiver please. ..read more..
A shale slate chipped the surface diffusing the illusion of separation. Narcissus stood contemplating the pond in a paranoid wake trance. Who do you think you are? Interrogated a voice imploding the water, the witnesses reflections blurred into a whirlpool. You are not the clothes your wearing, your not the car your driving, nor the ..read more..