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STOP PUSHING THE RIVER — PART 1

STOP PUSHING THE RIVER — PART 1

I remember when “don’t push the river; it flows by itself” was a pop-wisdom phrase on everybody’s lips.  A hippie catch-phrase gone viral in the 1960s and 70s, it was likely to be used to browbeat somebody who was tense or anxious or downright scared and getting naggy behind it. Commonly, back then, the phrase usually kept company with words like “uptight” or “square” and prefaced shaming statements about being some kind of whiny stick in the mud. The river…

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ON CLOCK-TIME: An Un-Seeing Exercise

ON CLOCK-TIME: An Un-Seeing Exercise

We humans may be the only animals on this planet that are aware of time.  In fact, humans are more than a little freaky about time. We have been fascinated and even obsessed with it for a good long while now. There’s archaeological evidence that the Babylonians and Egyptians began to measure time about 5,000 years ago.  That development in human thought-constructing was probably built on a long, long line of other previously thunk thoughts and concepts. Some people say…

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