“We do not need to have a picture of what a true world would be like in order to feel that there is something radically wrong with the world that exists.”

― John Holloway, Change the World Without Taking Power: The Meaning of Revolution Today

Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” …

from my perspective, it would seem

that before us we have a challenge

we have created an economy

that isn’t very balanced

largely because finance

has become the go-to industry

but we have barely scratched the surface

of our true ability

to use this tool with more intent

than to merely profit, gain, and grow

the size of our carbon footprint

and the sizes of our egos

the way things have been done before

have largely been based on hierarchy

but the way in which we’re moving now

is much more about democracy

many of us have been very well…

Just as we are realizing the necessity to shift our way of doing things, new technologies are emerging to empower us to make the changes we seek. With the launch of bitcoin, the first well-known cryptocurrency, came the infrastructure of blockchain, a decentralized, digital peer-to-peer platform for tracking exchanges of value. …

“An economy that is distributive by design,” says Kate Raworth in Doughnut Economics, “is one whose dynamics tend to disperse and circulate value as it is created, rather than concentrating it in ever-fewer hands. An economy that is regenerative by design is one in which people become full participants in regenerating Earth’s life-giving cycles so that we thrive within planetary boundaries.”

And full participation is what we truly seek. Fully ensconced in the Information Revolution, where nannies have been replaced by smartphones and tablets, we are becoming a generation of clicking, swiping, life-hacking, skill-gathering, open-minded, open-sourced explorers of virtual reality…

A Tribute to Joseph Campbell

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we always start right where we are

to become who we can

in this ordinary land

but another world is out there

to heed the call that beckons us

to abandon all our plans

adventure understands

that another world is out there

when first we refuse the call

can’t see a way through it all

if we don’t jump, there’s no way we can fall

we feel so small

on the word of those

who have blazed the paths before

we can’t ignore

that another world is out there

the wisdom of the ages

through…

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening,

or exactly where it is all going.

What you need is to recognize

the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment,

and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.”

– Thomas Merton

When I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (without the hyperactivity) at the age of 29, I decided to combine my collected knowledge in psychology and film production to make a documentary about the disorder that was affecting so many people. I interviewed a handful of local professionals that specialized in the field, and had…

For those with eyes to see, we cannot continue to myopically regard everything as merely “capital” and trust that capitalism will save the day. Nor can we rely on fully embracing the tenets of communism or socialism any more than we can look forward to reverting to feudalism. Although we may not yet know the name of the economic construct that will deliver us from our addiction to imbalance, we know that something has to change.

“It is never possible to know in advance what may or may not occur,” says Gar Alperovitz in What Then Must We Do?: Straight…

It seems like every ten years, I embark upon a new adventure. In 1971, I started my existence as a human, becoming a very rare Sarasota, Florida native. In 1981, I started playing hooky from Ashton Elementary, which caused me to spend my formative years in a fundamentalist Christian school in order to straighten me out. In 1991, I left Stetson University in Deland, Florida to attend Mars Hill College in North Carolina, moving out of state for the first time. In 2001, I set off to hitchhike across the country to find an alternative to consumerist culture. In 2011…

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One of the biggest limitations with the US government is that, although the population has grown, the number of people making decisions has been roughly the same since the get go. Since the original population of 2 million in this country has grown to over 328 million, the number of legislators increased from 87 to 535 people, changing the percentage of our representation from .0045% of the population to .00016% of the population. …

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Since Marianne Williamson brought the idea of reparations to the public discourse during the 2020 Democratic primaries, we have made little progress in establishing exactly what that would look like. Because life is more than money, reparations should be about more than merely paying off the African American community for what their ancestors had to endure.

How could we possibly come up with a monetary amount that would be a suitable reparation for the centuries of slavery, Jim Crow laws, lynchings, segregation, and other indignities the African American population has suffered at the hands of America? How do you factor…

Steve McAllister

I write songs, poetry, articles, books, and other collections of words. I also like to sing, act, make videos and dream up stuff. My website is www.stevemc.xyz

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