You have to improvise at Burning Man. Contingencies come up. Your tent blew onto the roof of the neighbors’ RV. You forgot clean underwear. Somebody lost his liger.
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John Roderick is an opinionated polymath who knows literally everything and who genuinely wants to help set everyone straight.
Roderick on the Line FAQs – Merlin Mann
The only way to truly love other people in your life is to love yourself first. Otherwise, your relationships are nothing more than attempts to validate yourself through the feelings of others.
The Journal of Joe The Peacock. Yay.: Generate Your Own Warmth
We build temples not to exclude the world from them, but to learn to see the world as the temple that it is.
malakhgabriel» Blog Archive » On building temples
The conservative impulse is hardly all bad. We need it in civilization. But it can’t be vested in the sheer and constant repudiation of reality.
The Choices We Make – Clusterfuck Nation
Wishful thinking is not a substitute for action, but myopic thinking prevents meaningful action. Visionary thinking and integral action are a good recipe.
Because here’s the truth about Burning Man: it has changed. And here’s another truth: it will continue to change. It won’t ever be the same as it was in the ’90s, or five years ago, or six weeks ago. And that’s good. It’s not a museum piece, or a stage play. It’s jazz. It changes. It’s not the same every time. It’ll never be like that again.
Burning Blog » Blog Archive » Decompression and beyond
It’s time to make Burning Man tickets priceless. It’s time to ask each Burner to pay what they can afford and to practice generosity. It’s time for the LLC to discover how much more participants are willing to pay rather than to fear how little. Getting your ticket (and giving back) should be a sacred rite that feels good to everyone involved, rather than a shameful deal with the devil that makes no one happy. It’s time for us all to learn how to make a much stronger bridge between the playa and the default world, to make a bigger step into changing the way we deal with money and commerce outside the gate.
Why is Burning Man still selling tickets at all? : Dale Larson
Someone who fears what will happen if women and transgendered people gain true equality, if all humans are able to marry someone they love, or any other thing that absolutely needs to happen before this fight is over, should not be babied into thinking their fears are reasonable. No matter how real that fear feels to them, it’s still illogical, irrational, and completely naive. The only thing they stand to lose is their ability to scream about being afraid without being seen as a bigoted fool.
» On Gender, idealism, and endless Twitter fights (part 1) Audrey Penven