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Mother Earth Monday: Man Lives as a Goat

Now this is really strange … and really interesting!   Is it post-humanism or trans-humanism or a strange fetish that has Thomas Thwaites  investigating what it might be like to live as a goat.

“He set a goal of crossing the Swiss Alps, and found a sympathetic goatherd who was willing to let him live amongst his herd in September 2014.… Read the rest

Wild Friday: One Month Left?

YouTube seems certain the world is going to come to an end – again!  This time the apocalypse is predicted for September twenty-something, and everywhere you look there is proof of our imminent doom.  Here is a  video about the elusive and anonymous geurilla artist Banksy’s reveal of the  “tragic end” to our modern fairy tale.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Dismaland

OK.  Now for escaping escapism. An anonymous street artist named Banksy won’t show his face, but he will show the true face of theme park fantasy lands for what they are.  Do you feel sick when you enter our modern playgrounds? … Read the rest


Worldwide Wednesday: Cuba In A Closet!

Mary Allan recalls: When I was about nine years old I had two large closets in my bedroom.  One was for me, and the other one was a mystery.  My mother had told me not to open the closet door as she had some valuable clothes hanging there. … Read the rest

Wild Friday: Real Password Security

The Intercept’s Micah Lee says: A passphrase is like a password, but longer and more secure. In essence, it’s an encryption key that you memorize. Once you start caring more deeply about your privacy and improving your computer security habits, one of the first roadblocks you’ll run into is having to create a passphrase.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Mayan Ceremony Video

Have you ever wondered about ancient traditions and ceremonies in the new world? My new friend Willy Barreno is a shaman of the Mayan people in Guatemala.  Today he has sent me a video of”one of our ceremonies in the highlands of Guatemala!… Read the rest

Vital Sunday: Emotional Health

Guy Winch says there are several things you can do to promote your own emotional help.  He says you should take action when you are lonely, and connect with others.  Change your response to failures, and give yourself a break.  After all, at least you tried! … Read the rest


Soapbox Saturday: What’s Being Removed From the Web?

The Chilling Effects database collects and analyzes legal complaints and requests for removal of online materials, helping Internet users to know their rights and understand the law. A project of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Chilling Effects is an independent 3rd party research project studying cease and desist letters concerning online content.… Read the rest


Wild Friday: Facial Recognition is the New Norm

Blocking your face with your hand or hair won’t keep you from being tagged in a Facebook post. The company’s artificial intelligence lab cooked up an experimental algorithm that can recognize faces even when they’re obscured.

“There are a lot of cues we use.… Read the rest