Two fish pass each other in the water. The one says: “The water’s nice today.” The other replies: “What’s water?”
It gets pointed out a lot that we humans are the only beings on the planet who don’t live in tune with nature. Instead, we exploit, destroy, and otherwise undermine nature’s systems for our own short-term gain.
You’d be forgiven for thinking we’ve hit rock bottom only to break out the shovels. After 9/11, the world lost its mind. Rights curtailed, industries overhauled, countries invaded. Now, Covid-19 causes one 9/11 a day in deaths, in the US alone, yet here we are. On top of that, there is societal division, mounting US-ChinaContinue reading “A quick thought on where we are right now”
There are a lot of crazy thoughts out there, and the best ones contain at least a kernel of truth – or have some probability of being actually true. Here are some of my favorites, enjoy!
Arguments abound on if, why, and when the death penalty is justified or not. In my opinion, though, most of these arguments are missing the most important point of the discussion. A point, I think, that we can all agree on: Innocent people should not be executed.
Here we are with a couple of nominations from our blog friends Janis and Shelly. Thank you for remembering us! It is always fun for us to answer these tags. Questions from Janis of Momshie Diaries for the Real Neat Blog Award. What has been a special moment for you thus far in 2020? Markus:Continue reading “This Week’s Episode of the Markus + Micah Show”
Why is it that we shy away from complexity? Understandably, clarity is nice to have. We must make assumptions, categorize things, and avoid questioning everything all the time if we want to be able to live in any functional way. Yet it seems that in doing so, we so often miss the point entirely. AssumptionsContinue reading “Brave complexity”
I. I was sorting our trash for the bokashi compost when I realized why only a few households do it even if there is a long list of benefits. It is inconvenient. Segregating the trash, cutting up the organics to size, filling the bucket, and mixing it with soil definitely takes more time than chuckingContinue reading “I will take the inconvenience, thank you very much”