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The Poetics of Extinction Rebellion

Our global physical environment is increasingly altered by the consequences of human conflict and economic growth, as a global consumer market drives short-term profits and prioritizes technologies of degradation throughout the ecological inheritance of living species. Generally, people have great

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Listening and Disruption

I read this aloud as part of a “round table” at the zoomed annual spring meeting of the society for psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy (division 39 of the american psychological association), scheduled for march 2020 and finally delivered in march

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Notes for 02/10/2018 reading in Amherst revised

NOTES : new year short for triumph? truncation of triumph? realization of the deficient, ingrown, self-cancelling nature of triumph? time stops, backslides, craps out, resorts at random we do need to learn to live with it while also wondering whether

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The Doctrine of Discovery

The Doctrine of Discovery, based in a Papal bull of 1493 and the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494, was used throughout the colonial imperialist period to justify the ownership of lands by whatever Christian government’s representatives first set foot on

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Writing Through Raw Materials 7

[viz. https://soundcloud.com/user-663669178/raw-materials-7]   [It occurs to me to wonder as I sit down to listen again to RW7 and keyboard my responses to it as it goes along that I wonder whether there will ever be a transcript of this

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Sharing Relational Space with Earth

Our key definer of adulthood may have been our dedication to staying responsible (enough) to others and to ourselves to foresee and protect ourselves and others from dangers in the immediate and more distant future. But our greatest challenge is

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Poetry is where you find it

As usual not knowing I don’t know how to deal with accept, embrace, relax, let go so much pleasure so much awareness so much joy, so much sorrow, so much hurt in myself and others, in us in myself and

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excerpts from summer 2019 emails to a psychoanalyst-globalclimateemergency activist:

8 22 2018  the basic idea that totalitarian, exclusivist, and authoritarian societies tend to demonize or expel or ‘cleanse’ away some demographics in favor of others, thus depleting the synthetic dynamics of how civilizations actually develop and thrive, seems sensible to

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Sharing Relational Space with Earth

(Fall 2018) Our key definer of adulthood may have been our dedication to staying responsible (enough) to others and to ourselves to foresee and protect ourselves and others from dangers in the immediate and more distant future. But our greatest

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The Concertgoer

An authentic active radical music that seems to revel in its audacity, its dry oblique wit, its divagations and unanticipated contrasts and reframes, all with a moody melancholy sense of loss and impending loss. I have a sense of “I

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