Escape and The Cage of Independence

…the act of disobedience [eating from the forbidden tree of knowledge] as an act of freedom is the beginning of reason…the original harmony between man and nature is broken…Man has become separate from nature, he has taken the first step toward becoming human by becoming an ‘individual’…He has committed the first act of freedom.  The myth emphasizes the suffering resulting from this act.  To transcend nature, to be alienated from nature and from another human being, finds man naked, ashamed. He is alone and free, yet powerless and afraid.  The newly won freedom appears as a curse; he is free from the sweet bondage of paradise, but he is not free to govern himself, to realize his individuality.  - Erich Fromm, Escape From Freedom, Chapter 2


The Winner of this week's Poetry Contest

"Thank You"

If the sun refused to shine,

I would still be loving you.
When mountains crumble to the sea,
There will still be you and me.

Kind woman, I give you my all.
Kind woman, nothing more.

Little drops of rain
Whisper of the pain.
Tears of love lost in the days gone by.

My love is strong,
With you there is no wrong.
Together we shall go until we die.

My, my, my.

An inspiration's what you are to me.
Inspiration, look, see.

And so today my world—it smiles,
Your hand in mine, we walk the miles,
Thanks to you it will be done,
For you to me are the only one.

Alright, yeah

Happiness: no more be sad,
Happiness: I'm glad.

If the sun refused to shine,
I would still be loving you.
Mountains crumble to the sea,
There will still be you and me.
Chris Cornell - Thank You (Cover Led Zeppelin) Unplugged In Sweden



"Thank You" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin from their second studio album Led Zeppelin II (1969). It was written by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, and produced by Page. (


Message To Investors: No Time For Chat, I've Got Work To Do



The Nonpartisan

The neutral observer. 


I saw Dali doing this once.

I sometimes draw on the ceiling with a brush or marker taped to a long stick. It demonstrates the use of tools to assist us in communicating, but mostly, it grabs their attention and makes learning fun. I saw Dali doing this once. He did it much better than I do.