The Writings Of Tao Writer – Exponential Growth – CoVid-19 And Climate Change

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Many of us do not understand the concept of exponential growth with regards to how quickly things grow and change. The explanation below, in layman terms, is the best I found so far from Jane E Brody, Personal Health columnist for The New York Times. Dr. Slovic, author of “The …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – I Am Not Me Anymore, At Least I’m Not The Same Me I Was

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To be full of strength and vigor one moment and virtually helpless the next, in the pink and pride of health one moment and a cripple the next, with all one’s powers and faculties one moment and without them the next – such a change, such suddenness, is difficult to comprehend, and the mind casts …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – A Sad Day For The United States

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Today is my mother’s birthday. If she were still alive, she would be ninety-five years old. I also discovered another one of my favorite people, Kahlil Gibran, was born on this day in 1883. So today is his one hundred thirty eighth birthday. These two individuals born only forty-three years …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Acceptance – What The World Needs Now

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Acceptance - What The World Needs Now With the senseless killing of Black men by white police officers in the United States, at a rate which has not been seen since the racial unrest of the sixties, to the ISIS bombings in France, Yemen, Turkey, Afghanistan, Algeria, Tunisia, Syria, …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – America In Distress – Updated For July 4th 2020

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) For seventy-two years I watched as laws were passed, cities burned, appeasement tokens appointed and Black people killed by the police with no actions taken upon their white assailants. For Seventy-two years of my life Black people have been protesting for equality and being killed for being Black in …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Isolation Day 70 – Is It Worth Dying For?

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Today is Day 70 of isolation here in Loja, Ecuador. Like most of the world, Loja is beginning to open up, slowly. Yesterday, our restriction status went from red (strict restrictions) to yellow (relaxed restrictions) and a later curfew from 2:00pm to 9:00pm. Everyone is still required to wear a …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Isolation Day 50 – Everything Is In Its Place

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Following the abrupt, unexpectedness of a heart attack three and a half years ago I started to put my end of life wishes in order. You know what I’m talking about, those things growing roots in the back of your memory to prevent them from moving forward and getting done. …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Why Is Life Worth Living?

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Why is life worth living? Okay, for me, I would say...well, Groucho Marx, to name one thing, and Willie Mays and the second movement of the Jupiter Symphony and Louis Armstrong's recording of 'Potato Head Blues', and um, Swedish movies, naturally. Sentimental Education by Flaubert, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, those incredible Apples and Pears by …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Isolation Day 42 – When Will It Be Over

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Somewhere in the area of twenty two years ago I watched an episode of Star Trek Voyager. I remember being a fan of the first two Star Trek series Original and Next Generation but except for a few memorable episodes, Voyager never settled into my fading TV viewing habits at …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – The “Unexpected”

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) President Donald Trump has frequently insisted that "nobody" could have seen the coronavirus outbreak coming and that it "came out of nowhere." But Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old ophthalmologist in Wuhan, China who was the first to raise the alarm about a dangerous new virus saw it and notified the authorities …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Isolation – Day 28 – Beliefs

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) I have written about beliefs before (Beliefs Part I and Part II). I am writing about them again this week because one of my isolation mates is a fundamentalist christian. Basically fundamentalism is a movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principles emphasizing a …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Being Old Is A Gift, Sometimes

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Being Old Is A Gift, Sometimes Each day I search the numbers. The newly infected, the newly dead, the total infected, the total dead. The numbers keep rising. I search the countries and states where my friends and families live, Estonia, Cuba, Wales, Spain, Fuji, Australia, New York, New Jersey, …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Isolation – Day Twelve – Routines

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) As much as I dislike having a routine, I seem to be settling into one. I initially thought I would be living in the hotel alone during the isolation period. I stocked up on canned beans and vegetables, pasta, coffee, and chocolate bars. I only have a small microwave to …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Who Is Leading The United States?

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Infighting, turf wars and a president more concerned with the stock market and media coverage than policy have defined the Trump White House. They have also defined how it has handled a pandemic. -NYT March 16, 2020 Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) I was living in New Jersey during Donald Trump’s Atlantic City fiasco. …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Covid 19 – Truth and Transparency

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) The shame of our society is the world no longer recognizes the truth. Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old ophthalmologist in Wuhan, China who first raised the alarm about a dangerous new virus in an online forum on December 30, 2019 was punished by police and forced to declare his information was …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Out Of Balance – Butterflies, Monkeys And Morphs

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One of the activities I engage in everyday when possible is a walk along the Tomebamba River near my home in Cuenca, Ecuador. During this walking meditation my mind wonders along with that of the river. I love the sound of water. When the river is high, it blocks out the sounds of the city …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Entelechy

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Entelechy |en?tel?k?|noun ( pl. -chies) Philosophy - the realization of potential.• the supposed vital principle that guides the development and functioning of an organism or other system or organization.• Philosophy - the soul. ORIGIN late Middle English : via late Latin from Greek entelekheia (used by Aristotle), from en- …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Enlightenment – What Is It Really?

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Enlightenment—What Is It Really? Enlightenment is not something to be sought but rather something to be realized. It is a state of being which does not have to be experienced each moment of our existence. That would be overwhelming and could lead to schizophrenia and yet, it can be …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – An Interview With Myself Part II

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Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. Anaïs Nin Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) An Interview With Myself Part II Me: Okay, begin... I: You were the ethereal one, a shadow passing through a large corridor, floating without …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Please Do Not Call Me African-American

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Please Do Not Call Me African-American There are many labels used to describe people of color living in America today. I grew up with the terms Negro and colored. Later the terms to describe people of color living in America became African-American or Afro-American. Later Black became an accepted …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Reading Poetry At Three O’clock In The Morning

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Tao Writer April 17, 1948 -) Reading Poetry At Three O’clock In The Morning I often read poetry when I wake up during the night at a time when most are sound asleep. It is quiet now with only the hum of the refrigerator to keep me company and the occasional cat fight outside on …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Rape And White Privilege In America

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Rape And White Privilege In America Rape is one of the most personal intrusions upon another person's body and mind along with torture. It seems to have become commonplace on today's college campuses and in the military with very little being done to prevent such transgressions. Far too many …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – If You Had Ten Minutes To Live…

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) If You Had Ten Minutes To Live... Who would you call?What would you say?Why aren't you doing it? Most participants in the one day seminar on “Death & Dying” presented by Stephen Levine and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross had instant answers to the first two question. Everyone would call a loved …