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Resurrecting Life on a Dying Planet: The Work of Stacey Murphy and Janell Kapoor

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Driving along Center Street of Anyburb USA, I find it easy to be revolted by our species.  The sheer standardization of our corridors--Kentucky Fried, Maaco, Rent-a-Center, Wendy's, Aspen Dental, Burger King, Sunoco, Shop-and-Save, Dollar Store, Thrifty Car Lot, and on and on for dreary, repetitive, mind-numbing mile after mile--drives me to conclude we are living in a recurring nightmare.  Knowing this street is repeated a hundred thousand times over across the continent and the globe starves my imagination and isolates my soul.  Such is life in a domesticated, standardized culture.

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Is The American Dream really a living hell from which we can't awaken? Then let it fall as it has risen, drugged by mindless greed and grinding servitude to impersonal corporate masters.

A monster has regurgitated all across the land.  He has rolled up his windows and driven away in a BMW to his mansion with manicured, chemically poisoned lawn, leaving the rest of us to wallow in his filth.

Sitting in this line of traffic in my middle class Subaru, I am nothing but his doll-baby.  My vehicle may be labeled an "Outback," but it is nothing but an outhouse full of sh*t.  I am spam--Son of Sam.  It becomes easy to think I'm the odd man out.  If this is civilization, then I am the freak. 

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Excuse me! Did I just verbally vomit all over you?  I am truly sorry.  I was simply unable to digest frankenfood.  Please, let me clean up my mess.  Let me make amends.

Health, not sickness, is life's true Nature--my true nature and yours. I am not alone in my alienation from this manufactured illusion of "progress".   Human beings live and breathe and love behind its facade.  Others have come out of the imprisoning closet to envision and then realize a more creative, empowering, and connected way of living upon the Earth. 

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Burl Hall is a retired counselor who is living in a Senior Citizen Housing apartment. Burl has one book to his credit, titled "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal our Wounded Nature." For more information, search the book on Amazon. (more...)

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