High Risk, All Grown Up - Commentary

male vulnerability
sexual violence

Of Course the Predators Ate Him

Fight-Flight is a fear-startle reflex emerging deep in the sensory motor brain, the so called ancient ‘reptilian’ brain. The pursuit of egotistic gratification turned predator, sexual or otherwise, is not fight-flight, rather, patterns of violence embedded early in the formation of the ego or social-emotional self-image, what we generally refer to as ego.

sexual violence
male vulnerability

High Risk And All Grown Up

As the media-dust stirred from alleged sexual abuse of young women by the newly appointed justice to the Supreme Court fell, blanketing the land with its gray shock-and-awe numbness, a mother wrote: predator abuse, sexual and misogyny in general, of women, children and, I declare, the environment, is rooted in the way we model and condition our children, more specifically young boys. Quite right. She then prescribed a few well intended interventions –mostly in vain.


The Ghost of Common Sense

I stand with Mort. This is not hyperbole.


Anti-Trump protest in San Francisco. (photo: Andy Uhler/NPR)


Anti-Trump protest in San Francisco. (photo: Andy Uhler/NPR)

The Ghost of Common Sense

By Mort Rosenblum, Reader Supported News
10 October 18

Common sense will tell us, that the power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, the most improper to defend us.”
– Thomas Paine

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A reminder October 20-22 A great interview on The Intelligence of Play.

With Michael Mendizza

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The New Indifference

Working on Astonishing Capacities and Self-Inflicted Limitations, a new anthology of Joseph Chilton Pearce, his life and insights, I happened upon the following. You may find it of interest.



The Biology of Transcendence
A Blueprint of the Human Sprit

Joseph Chilton Pearce


Leaders not Teachers

Often, more than I like to admit, observing parents is like listening to a beginner play a violin that is out of tune. There’s harmonic-resonance when the adult and child are attuned. And then, there is what most think of as parenting and teaching: Watch out! Don’t do that. I told you to be careful. Don’t touch. Get over here right now. Not now. In a minute. How many times do I have to tell you? Are you listening? Hello!

Manufactured Vax-Hysteria

What has become Vax-Hysteria, like most major controversies, is scripted. I love citing the BBC reporter, live, describing that Building Seven at the World Trade Center on 9/11 was falling, which could be seen standing in the shot behind her, twenty-minutes before it did in fact collapse. The obvious question is; who wrote the script? The unbridled role media plays in Manufacturing Consent, The Political Economy of the Mass Media (Noam Chomsky,1988), is the true role and function of corporate media. But we forget, which is the point.


Meeting our children half way

We ‘dults’ have very fixed ideas about how everything must be. “Oh, my, its late, we need to have this done this way and that done that way by such and such a time.” Then comes the next task and the next, all day long, day after day. Even when we are completely engaged with the task De Jure we are anticipating the next with its deadlines, time schedules and pressure. And this basic mind-set we impose on our children, for their own good, of course.

child of the dream

U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution

Forget the Declaration of Independence, One Nation Under God. We the people of the United States threaten to unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid if nations support language tainting the $70 billion infant formula industry – the latest in our nation’s Declaration of Profits over People.