Darkly visible, the Way seems as if it were there.

I had the pleasure of going with my Girls to Coffs for the first ear piercing of the 7 year old.

It followed a morning of turmoil here and dispute.It remains my solid hope that I am out of here in 2 weeks or less. I refuse to live amongst the insanity of active addiction.

I do not know what the next thing will be but I am no longer playing this game here.

So off we went to Coffs and we had a great day.

I was very much aware of my increased strength and endurance and clear thinking. I am also aware of a personal dignity returning and the AA saying :


It was actually a very busy day with quite a few issues in it. And now its night and I am OK.

How one treats the innocent, the simple, and the helpless reveals one’s character and moral aptitude. The historical hermit, deliberately shunning that which the world values most, becomes by default ignorant, innocent, simple, and helpless.

But the hermit is strong, persistent, conscious, and willful by worldly standards — more willful because of the status of calling, personality, and the vicissitudes of eremitism contrasting to the world.

This duality of characteristics makes the hermit capable of both being and identifying with the simple, yet capable of being and identifying with the motives of intelligence, spirituality, acculturation, harmony, equanimity — those virtues which the poor are often incapable of attaining or expressing in their ignorance, and which the powerful are equally incapable of in their stubbornness.


Hawaii Becomes the First State to Pass a Bill in Support of Universal Basic Income

EYES ON THE FUTUREInnovation and forward-thinking may be Hawaii’s two biggest exports in 2017. Earlier this month, the state earned the distinction of being the first in the U.S. to formally accept the provisions of the Paris Climate Agreement after President Donald Trump decided to withdraw the nation from it, and now, Hawaii is taking the lead in embracing yet another innovative idea: universal basic income (UBI).Today, Hawaii state representative Chris Lee wrote a Reddit post about House Concurrent Resolution 89, a bill he says he introduced in order to “start a conversation about our future.” According to Lee, “After much work and with the help of a few key colleagues, it passed both houses of the State Legislature unanimously.”

Source: Hawaii Becomes the First State to Pass a Bill in Support of Universal Basic Income

‘Miracle’ hepatitis C drugs costing £30k per patient ‘may have no clinical effect’ | Society | The Guardian

Drugs that have been hailed as a cure for a debilitating and sometimes fatal liver disease – but have threatened to break the health budgets of most countries because of their cost – have not been proven to have any effect, according to a new review.The startling conclusion came from the respected and independent Cochrane Collaboration, which has assessed all the drug company trials of the breakthrough hepatitis C treatments.Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes chronic liver disease and can lead to death from cirrhosis and cancer. Previous treatments were not very effective and had side effects that many patients could not tolerate.

Source: ‘Miracle’ hepatitis C drugs costing £30k per patient ‘may have no clinical effect’ | Society | The Guardian