I'm late with the daily speedlinks, but today both my early people canceled -- so I slept in. I'm starting to like this being lazy thing.
Okay, down to business.
~ Jay at The Zero Boss gets things off to a raucus start with a drunken rant about the evil that is John Tesh. I would have to agree with everything Jay says, and I haven't been drunk in a very long time.
~ About Buddhism offers an introduction to kasina meditation. The title link takes you to the Earth kasina -- so I'm guessing this is part of a series.
~ Mike at Unknowing Mind offers a response to Alan Cook's piece (Milinda's Questions) in response to Mike's original post on Karma. Did you follow all that? Good, so check it out.
~ Brad at Hardcore Zen was once the leader of Dementia 13, a punkish psychedelic band I was really into for about three weeks back in the late 1980s. The rest of the post is more interesting than that -- I'm just blown away that all these years later I've been reading his blog and I had idea he once really twisted up my brain (of course the drugs had something to do with that, too).
~ On the darker side of things, James at genius of insanity reposts an article about the Canadian who was falsely arrested, flasely detained, shipped off to Syria (aren't they supposed to be our enemy?) to be tortured for nearly a year, and then released with no charges filed. This is one of the few cases with a paper trail since it was the Canadians who alerted the US to keep an eye on this guy. He tried to sue the US government for the way he was treated, but the case was dismissed. Imagine that. What country is this?
~ ebuddha at Integral Practice blogs on the same story.
~ Two new online articles at The Woodshed:
The first is Dan Allison's newest column, called Animating Change, with provocative reflections upon his recent vieweing of Tim Burton's films The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride.~ Dave Pollard at How to Change the World blogs on We're Not Aware of What We're Not Aware of.
The other is a longer piece by yours truly, called The Humanities As The Integral Tradition, where I deal with the rise of theory, its harmful effects on the Humanities, Derrida, "-ism"-free thinking, and the task of artists who want to restore the Humanities to the centre of common imagination. Yeah, it is all a bit of a mouthful, I admit.
~ M Alan Kazlev of Integral Transformation announces that: "the new Palaeos Wiki is now online. The original Palaeos site will also be restored, but will be greatly streamlined as various material is transferred over to the wiki."
~ Ryan Oelke at Anxious Living posts Typology and Social Anxiety: Part 2 - SAD and Introversion. You can read part 1 here if you missed it.
~ Umguy at ideological putty is wondering why his friends are becoming conservative -- he uses SDi/Wilberian language, but it's easy to follow for those not in the integral flow.
~ Mumon at Notes in Samsara blogs on Work, Family Practice and the Blogosphere, which is worth taking a look at.
~ Bill at Oaksong's Nemeton offers Thoughts on the Occupation of Iraq, Part Two. He's been doing some reading for these posts, so go have a read.
~ 50 new species have been discovered off of Indonesia's reefs, including a shark that walks on its fins. Evolution smevolution.
And that's a wrap for this morning.