Category Archives: Nonjudgment

See me on on the election

on December 15, 2020 in Nonjudgment

Following up my conversation last week See me on a MAGAMedia panel with five Trump supporters, here is another conversation I had with my friend Rob (@robjh1), one-on-one. We covered a few topics, then mostly settled in on the election—was it a fraud or not? What evidence is there? What do people who feel one way feel about those they disagree with? I can’t figure out how to embed the[…] Keep reading →

See me on a MAGAMedia panel with five Trump supporters

on December 10, 2020 in Nonjudgment

It’s been a while since I appeared on MAGAMedia, but I spoke on a panel with them last week. Here are some of my past appearances. Here is the post to MAGAMedia, MAGAMedia Podcast With Guests Agnes Gibboney, Joshua Spodek, Bebe, and Shawn [Video], and below is the video. My goal in participating was not to debate or win, but to share my views and learn others’. I’ve read a[…] Keep reading →

What makes America great and our greatest vulnerability

on December 2, 2020 in Models, Nonjudgment, Visualization

People disagree on how great or not great America is. Some say we’ve lost our edge in this area or that. Others say we excel in everything. By some measures like GDP we’ve outperformed others for generations. Our military dominates others in total size and firepower. We’ve almost never been invaded. What makes us excel when we do? I’ll answer this question from my perspective not to say good, bad,[…] Keep reading →

Lower Manhattan Off the Hook

on November 7, 2020 in Leadership, Nonjudgment

I was here when Obama replaced George W. Bush. People were dancing in the street. This time is bigger. Lower Manhattan hasn’t been this happy for years. Friends and colleagues from around the world are emailing congratulations. For me personally, since I love my sustainability work, I look forward to losing the government pushing to sell public lands to fossil fuel interests, disregarding pollution, and such—not having to swim upstream[…] Keep reading →

What do you think, feel, and do when you see an addicted person?

on October 24, 2020 in Awareness, Nonjudgment, Perception

I see more people in my neighborhood, especially my neighborhood park—Washington Square Park—addicted to I don’t know what. My whole life, I’ve never been far from seeing addiction. I don’t think I’ve known anyone uncontrollably addicted. Lately, in my daily picking up litter from the northwest corner of Washington Square Park, regulars there have started conversations with me. Our longest conversation lasted about thirty to forty-five minutes. One guy made[…] Keep reading →

Ask not “how bad does it have to get before people act?”

on October 8, 2020 in Nature, Nonjudgment

People ask “How bad does it have to get for people to act?”, “How many once-every-five-hundred year storms must we face in back-to-back years before we do something?”, and similar questions. These questions arise from the belief that we only act to allay our own suffering, as best I can tell. I used to ask them too. They, and the model prompting, them aren’t the only places we can start[…] Keep reading →

It seems I eat food homeless people throw away

on August 28, 2020 in Nonjudgment

When the pandemic began, New York City began a program of giving free meals to anyone—no one turned away. The meals usually consist of a sandwich, a piece of fruit, a bag of chips, some cookies, some baby carrots, a tub of hummus, and about eight ounces of milk. In other words a mix of food and doof. Partly the program feeds hungry people, partly I suspect it funds doof[…] Keep reading →

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