Pumphandle How A Stimulus Package Works It is a slow day in the small Saskatchewan town of Pumphandle, and streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit. A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk […]

Media Consumption by Generations

From The Visual Capitalist (Click left link for full-size chart) They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes, a chart or graph is worth a thousand pictures. Above is a fascinating chart showing media consumption during the Coronavirus. With everyone locked inside, this time offers one of the best “labs” for looking at media […]

Flight of the Year

One of the most amazing videos I’ve ever seen! From the world of First Person View (FPV) drones. This is what virtual reality can be! Like many people, Paul “Nurk” Nurkkala spent his first few years of adulthood at a sensible job—he was a computer programmer living in Indianapolis. But in December 2015, his parents-in-law […]

Pandemic Pandemonium: Creating Fear of the Unknown

John Fraim “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.  The oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” HP Lovecraft (1927) Today, power and control are exercised largely through a technique borrowed from the art of magic called distraction. It is a non-confrontational technique. In this sense it represents the […]

A Linnstrument Tribute

For McCoy / Fontaine Bennett / March 15, 2020 It seems appropriate that the passing of the great artist and spiritual leader McCoy Tyner would be memorialized by one of the world’s greatest musicians on perhaps the world’s most advanced musical instrument. It is called the Linnstrument and the latest product from legendary digital music […]

Death of News & Rise of Narrative

Walter John Fraim Make no mistake about it: politics is alive and well in this time when we are all supposed to sing with a common song since we all face a common enemy. The two political sides have battled viciously for four years and are not about to cease battle during the virus crisis. […]

Spring in Bellville

Bellville, Ohio (Note: Each Sunday I receive a wonderful post from one of our greatest musical composers, Rick Sowash. I became a huge fan of Rick over ten years ago when I discovered his gorgeous Santuary at 3 am album. The below is Rick’s post for Sunday, March 29, 2020 as we head into Spring […]

The Virus Contains Its Own Medicine

John Fraim (Above reminds me of those Indonesian shadow figures in the film The Year of Living Dangerously. Little more than shadows against a screen.) Author and spiritual explorer Paul Levy’s view on the current crisis is a rare one. Paul’s view is that our current devastating pandemic offers a rare opportunity for us to […]

Restart Business

Toilet Paper Panic; Mask Crisis; Pompeo and China (Headlines From A Major News Outlet) A Lonely View Today John Fraim   “The American engine needs to be restarted now.  Suffocating the economy has been easy; reviving an economic corpse will be the stuff of hopeless heroics, fit only for Disney happy endings or the Hallmark channel.  Simple […]

Waking them up …

Carl Jung in his Office Jack True was one of the most innovative hypnotherapists of our time. Largely unknown in academic circles, uninterested in publishing his work, Jack focused on his patients. We met in 1987. We became friends and colleagues. Over the course of several years, I interviewed him many times. Jack eventually gave up on […]