ON THE DISAPPEARANCE OF DIVINITY from the face of earth in forgotten ages already, departed aloft in out-stretched wings of a phoenix to the stars from a hermit’s fire rose up a Chinese mountain or plummeted to an Indian seabed and disappeared into silt bequeathed us to ruin to our […] The post Disappearance of Divinity – a poem appeared first on Stoori .
Toward a Spirit of Democracy The Dangers of a Rebel Without a Cause It is reported, even scientifically, that atheists do believe in God; that Godless atheists do not exist. Be that as it may, it seems to me that most of us, with religion especially, but ironically secularists too, are more likely to listen […] The post Toward a Spirit of Democracy appeared first on Stoori .
I shall walk the meadows and groves of Enlightened, Renaissance lights and shades, seeing all moulded things of the universe in their black rooted, red leafed, white laced, yellow flowered, green seeded perfection. With a liberal view, ceded to my eye by a diverse and interdependent cosmos, clear as skies and flowing waters, I am […] The post Genius’s Blueprint appeared first on Stoori .
Conservatism of Conformity, Conservatism of Self; the stifling of Universal freedom. We think we are quite free, wearing the clothes we like, eating what we want, contacting people, going about town, talking and laughing. Surely we also feel our behavior is curbed now and then, but we find subtle ways to ignore or subvert these […] The post Conservatism of Conformity, Conservatism of Self appeared first on Stoori .
Force as a Matter of Course ”It’s better to have it and not need it…” Which came first, aggression, or an aggressive build-up? Does one not breed the other, or in our modern progress, does preemptive strategy, ”better to have it…,” and ”peace is our profession” actually reduce conflict in the world? The military complex […] The post Force as a Matter of Course appeared first on Stoori .
Getting Your Fiber, in 3-D! Russell Jokela Sept., 2017 (Revised and abridged from the original publications: Woodwork magazine, Aug. 2004, and ’Best Of,’ Dec. 2011). My understanding and communication with wood certainly deepened during 22 years in Japan. To the ’shokunin’ here it is evident that a deep understanding of medium has value, in the […] The post Getting Your Fiber, in 3-D! appeared first on Stoori .
’That blank space between Sweden and Russia’ — that’s what has lingered in my foreign brain about Finland. Of course I know it’s there, have heard of it, heck, I’m even half Finnish!, but somehow it has always been a blindspot. The world too has heard of Finland’s saunas, education system, Santa Clause, Moomin, fair […] The post Finland, Nowhere Land appeared first on Stoori .