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Walking straight to find my way.

Walking straight to find my way.

  Part 2, bear with me here as this will take a little longer to read. Here we go, part two of this dig in hopes of finding a way to live a sustainably balanced and healthy life. In the previous article, we looked at how our world looks like today. There seems to be an overwhelming problem with poverty/homelessness, addictions/suicides, political upheaval, refugee crisis, terrorism/Neo-Nazism and climate change. No matter what continent we look at, there are some forms of serious…

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“When the Road Bends you cannot walk straight”. Roma proverb

“When the Road Bends you cannot walk straight”. Roma proverb

Oops, I think I’ve started burrowing down a different hole to where I initially planned for this post. I’ve been having fun digging up information on our historical-Cultural timeline. I’m interested to see how we culturally evolved to where we are today. It’s strange how life’s energy synergizes though. Here I was busy trying to get a picture of how cultures have changed through the eras and why, and while I was visiting Ancient Greece I came across Epictetus and the philosophy…

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Part 2 – Variety, The Spice Of Life

Part 2 – Variety, The Spice Of Life

    Homosexuals Homosexuality and trans-genders go way back in time and have been found in most societies throughout history. Attitudes towards same sex relationships have varied over time and place. There was an acceptance that all males engaged in same sex relationships whether permanently or casually. (7)  Whether this was a form of birth control, or a means of preference, or just a cultural way, I cannot say.  But before the 16th Century same sex relationships seemed to be…

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Part 1 – Variety, The Spice Of Life

Part 1 – Variety, The Spice Of Life

And another rabbit hole I go digging!!! It’s a hole where light has begun to shine in, but there are still dark, dark areas down here. I’m hoping by digging  we can open the hole up and let more light in. Let’s see what ghosts we can set free, and what new fresh air we can allow in. Let’s see how old codes ruled the past and how that influenced our cultures. Remember the definition of code – “Systems of…

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Is Culture influenced by code?

Is Culture influenced by code?

“When The Road Bends You Cannot Walk Straight”. (A Roma proverb) It’s been an interesting journey following this rabbit hole that began from reading Philip Auerswald article from the “Nautilus online” magazine about civilization being built on code. I’ve done a number of speeches on this topic at toastmasters that has just led me further down the rabbit hole. One of these speeches looks at whether cultures are influenced by civilizations being built on code; and so further down the…

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Who Really Is A true-Blooded Native of Their homeland?

Who Really Is A true-Blooded Native of Their homeland?

That last post I wrote on “civilization being built on code” was fun to write. I really didn’t know where it was leading me too. I was just traveling through time from the first known coding system up until present day. It’s fascinating to see how cultures are influenced and intertwined through systems of code. There was one thing that really struck me though, and that is realizing that “if” we really did all come out of Africa as scientists are…

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Is Our Civilization Built on Code?

Is Our Civilization Built on Code?

Scientist are telling us that through the discovery of DNA humans today can be linked back in time by our genetic footprints to those first explorers that “successfully” migrated out of the lands of Eastern Africa about 50-60,000 years ago, and have since colonized the whole world! How did humans get from these eastern lands of Africa to today’s “global civilization which is perched on the cusp of colonizing other planets”(Auerswald, P)? I recently picked up an article written by…

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They are a Dancing Culture

They are a Dancing Culture

“Here, where you see our people now, we have been since the beginning of memory” (Van Der Post, 1958). Words of a bushmen. We have no way of knowing 100% how it all began, but more and more findings and research tells us that we all came out of Africa at some point. Mother Earth is losing her original indigenous peoples to modern day cultures. Some people may not be too bothered about this and feel this is a normal…

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Mother Africa, our first home.

Mother Africa, our first home.

The human migration story is a fascinating story. Our scientists tell us that human life began on the Eastern side of Africa. We are all Africans having spent the majority of our existence roaming her lands. Apparently it was only about 60,000 to 70,000 years ago that our Homo Sapien migration began and successfully branched out far and wide. Archaeologists tell us that as of today’s findings there were other attempts of Homo species that migrated out of Africa as…

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First Impressions; The Good & The not so Good

First Impressions; The Good & The not so Good

I’ve just arrived home from a superb two week spontaneous road trip covering an approximate distance of 6,578 kilometres, or 4,087 miles. Our adventure, which began in Kelowna (British Columbia), was a one way down to California (USA) through Washington and Oregon State, and then back up through Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, back into Washington State and then home to Kelowna. There were 3 of us; my son Daniel the rally driver, my granddaughter Samantha the curious traveller, and myself…

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