Suburban Tree Dialog 5 (Behaviorally Modern Human 2)

Me: When we left off our last conversation we had been talking about thinking long ideas and I mentioned I had been thinking of what humans would become if we succeeded in living with power and not destroying our planet at the same time. I think I am ready to talk more about this and see where we go with it.

Suburban Tree Dialog 4 (New Genesis)

Tree: Lets talk about a new Genesis. I have much longer thoughts than humans but it seems that you have learned a lot about my world and how far back trees go. I want you to try to make a new Genesis story out of that.

Me: OK I’ll give it a try. The old pattern was God -> Earth with water -> rain -> man -> planting a garden -> putting man in the garden -> making the garden grow what is good for man -> adding the tree of life and the tree of knowledge.

Suburban Tree Dialog 3 (Genesis and Evolution)

So far, engaging in this dialog with a suburban tree I have learned that my relationship to nature is changing through giving voice to an individual tree and engaging in a subjective dialog with my representation of the tree''s perspective in relation to me.

Suburban Tree Dialog 2 (Culturally Speaking)

I have had trouble writing down my discussions with my favorite tree  and getting it into my published dialog. As I have been running I imagine this tree and begin a dialog. When I get to the tree and stop my dialog usually intensifies and I have had a variety of insights  that have changed my perspective on the relationship between myself and the world of plants.

Me: Hello tree

Tree: Hi

Ideas Have Consequences

I have been writing about all object boundaries being semi-permeable in a more concentrated way recently and the development of these ideas has begun to effect how I experience the world and myself in an interesting way. Several days after writing

Our Cancer Cured, Now Our Recovery

The illness that we have struggled with since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1981 has been eliminated. We are like a people who have collectively been afflicted with a slow growing cancer that almost killed us during the Bush presidency. Last night we got the CT scan and lab work back and our doctor told us we are cancer free. The chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, was successful and we are ready to begin our recovery.

Obama and Tom Bradley in Historical Context

There has been a lot of talk about Barack Obama and poll results that show him with a significant lead over John McCain in this year’s presidential election campaign being comparable the Tom Bradley’s run for Governor of California in 1982. Tom Bradley was ahead in pre election polls and lost that election. Many people believe that the reason for the gap between the polls and the election result for Mr. Bradley was due to white voters saying they would vote for Bradley when responding to the questioning of pollsters and then changing their mind when voting privately.


No longer searching
For the parts
I have found them
The little boy
Lost and found

Part of me
That had to stop
Had to make
A new self
New life
Has finally gotten
What he needed

Now we are
Inner battle
Turned to inner

Then a quest
And without
To find
Lost self
Lost source
We have


I hope writing
Reading too

I hope children
Find a place
To grow
Plants too

I hope water
For the living
Ebb and Flow
Cell walls

I hope we
Eating time
Than it lives us


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