Monday, July 22, 2019

Oregon Pacific Crest Trail: Philosophies which are somehow liberating, centering, community-inspiring, and identification-wise, re "identity" ... (and as a human primate)" * * * A Cuttyhunk 'vision' as kind of a PHILOSOPHY too ... and relevant to the world even in helpful ways re generating care / culture / community as place ... and newly online even? In 2020? ~ * * * And Dad's blog label "Gordon K MacLeod MD" is growing, with a post recently about genealogy research in it ... * * * All idea-oriented thingsies ... :) * * * Sending out the World University and School Minutes to everyone today! * * * GENERAL QUAKER INTEREST, NFN EVENTS, NON-THEISM, PUBLICATIONS: "NONTHEIST NEWS?"

A Cuttyhunk 'vision' as kind of a PHILOSOPHY too ... and relevant to the world even in helpful ways re generating care / culture / community as place or local community ... and newly online even? In 2020? ...

Cuttyhunk can be a very fun place to grow up in the summers! 

This little CYC sailing school's Mako boat AMAZINGLY lasted for about 50 years (thanks to fiberglass) helping kids learn to sailing in a very fun program #GooglePhotos #Cuttyhunk (Cuttyhunk Yacht Club) >(link: -
 - How to explore in VIRTUAL EARTH?

Here are some apropos definitions of philosophy: 


~ a theory or attitude held by a person or organization that acts as a guiding principle for behavior (Apple dictionary 2005-2017)

~ ‘love of wisdom’

~ philosophy as ideals

In philosophy, idealism is the group of metaphysical philosophies that assert that reality, or reality as humans can know it, is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial. ... In a sociological sense, idealism emphasizes how human ideas—especially beliefs and values—shape society.
Idealism - Wikipedia

Morning, Ma,

Nice to talk yesterday evening.
Blogged here -
- a little about a kind of Cuttyhunk 'vision' yesterday:
"Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi): A Cuttyhunk Island, MA, vision? ... and relevant to the world even in helpful ways re care / culture /
community ... and online even? In 2020? ~"

And am returning to this post from March 14, 2019 - which philosophies I enjoy include Unitarianism Universalism:
"Chinese garden: Philosophies I find somehow liberating, centering, community-inspiring, and identification-wise ... (and as a human primate)"

re 'identity' or ... identification-wise ...

Friends (Quakers, Non-theist F/friends, atheist Quakers including peace-making, abolitionism, anti-racism, and conscientious objection & re

Unitarianism Universalism

Angela & Victor's Yoga

and these Hippy Anjali Yoga Notations too ~ ~

Harbin Hot Springs' soaking in the warm pool

{Non-theist Meditation as philosophy ... on the biological side of life re relaxation response, in contrast to the sociocultural side ... and re a main aspect of Friends' Meeting (Quakers), Angela & Victor's Yoga courses, soaking in the Harbin Hot Springs' warm pool (for me) ... and I also sit daily in mediation)

Taoism (Lao Tzu's 'Tao the Ching' eg translated by Feng and English, and Chuang Tzu, re Thomas Merton, among others)

Lacanian psychoanalysis, & MD psychiatry re John Money's 'Concepts of Determinism,' evolutionary biological interpretations of primatology ... re further study of the benefits of psychotherapy, or talk therapy, psychiatry and their potential healing effects ... ....

Scottish thinking ...

US history re democracy  (as philosophy too!)

Philosophy of mind and language, re questions of consciousness

the significance of the internet and the information age (including especially Manuel Castells' economic analyses with regard to the information technology revolutions!)

Music, Grateful Dead, Rock and Roll, Raga (Nikhil Bannerjee), Classical

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And Dad's blog label "Gordon K MacLeod MD" -
- is growing, with a post recently about genealogy research in it ...

All idea-oriented thingsies ... :)

Hot here early ... seeking to get out into the garden soon ... and having finished the World University and School Minutes on Saturday, to send them out to everyone today too!

Minutes for Sat July 20, 2019 World University & School / WUaS
Monthly Business Meeting


Good luck with your travel preparations! (Some Celestial Seasonings' "Bengal Spice" tea could be good too! :)

May head out for a sail this afternoon!

L, Scott

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Thanks, Trevor and Non-theist Friends Network (IN Britain!), for sharing this information (which I received relating to this and related email list - 


Glad to see British Northeast Friends organizing and sharing ideas! 

Friendly cheers, Scott MacLeod 

Here are two Friends/Quaker oriented wiki schools at CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare-centric World University and School for open teaching and learning (like editing Wikipedia), and which section headings will grow into other languages with time


NtFs, Os, Victor, Trevor, and All, 

East across the Atlantic from the USA, "Nontheist Quakers" are publishing, networking and organizing - and re Britain Yearly Meeting too, I've just noticed, and "NONTHEIST FRIENDS?" - - in the first email in this thread, is one example of this, and which mentions your writings, Os. And this "NON-THEIST FRIENDS USA (NTF), SILENCE AND MEDITATION" posting - - is another example which I've just come across. And this posting mentions too the NtF video Victor and I made together, "NtFriends' Conversation about Meditation" -  - on March 7, 2019. 

Great - - and it looks like one of their earliest most recent posts is from May 7, 2019, so please have a look seemingly new set of resources. Thank you Non-theist Friends' Network (which is British Isles-centric it seems)! 

NtF / AQ cheers, Scott (where "NtFriends' Conversation about Meditation" is located) - 

- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President  

- World University and School

- 415 480 4577

- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization. 



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