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Jeff Lilly
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Attended University of Maryland, College Park
Lives in Seattle, WA
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Life is a collection of a million, billion moments, tiny little moments and choices, like a handful of luminous, glowing pearl. - Shauna Niequist 
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If our current collective experience of the human condition felt utopian, with cultural elites extolling its virtues, we should be very worried indeed. Societies that present a facade of superficial pastoral harmony tend to be sustained by authoritarian, non-pluralistic polities, hidden demons, and invisible violence. - Venkatesh Rao http://ow.ly/RqtYW 
So far, we have tried to convey a visceral sense of what is essentially an uneven global condition of explosive positive change. Change that is progressing at all levels from individual to business...
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The beaver gliding across the pond, the fungus gripping a thick trunk, a boulder shattered by its tumble down a cliff... We talk about such things, the weather and the weathered stones, but we do not talk to them. - David Abram
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In fact, talking to stones (and getting them to listen, and talk back) is what I do for a living. ;)
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I helped launch a new product category, and all I got was this branded keychain. #admittedlyitsprettyswank #tobefairigototherthingstoo
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Very snazzy bottle opener!
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The Mole Problem: Why Good Animists Make Good Neighbors

When a friend visited our new home for the first time recently, he observed, "Looks like you've got a mole problem."

"We've got a mole," I said, "I don't know if that's a problem!"

That's how this post began, rather innocently, although it quickly veered into controversial territory. Or perhaps it started there already. I guess it all depends on how you feel about moles.

Read more - http://alisonleighlilly.com/blog/2015/the-mole-problem-why-good-animists-make-good-neighbors/

#animism #socialjustice #ecology #compassion #biophilia  
When a friend visited our new home for the first time recently, he observed, "Looks like you've got a mole problem." "We've got a mole," I said, "I don't know if that's a problem!" That's how this post began, rather innocently, although it quickly veered into... #animism #compassion #diversity
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The view from our restaurant table yesterday evening, down by the docks at Edmonds
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Our new dining room table. It’ll be a while yet before the rest of the house is up to this standard...
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Love it!!
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When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea. - Kenneth Grahame
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Does it not seem to you at times, when twilight walks through the house, right here alongside us is another element, in which we live quite differently? Innonkenty Annensky 
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Donuts in the office today to celebrate refactoring our abstract data set. This is the best place I've ever worked. :)
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Yeah - I always have donuts whenever I refactor my abstract data set. Which for me means writing in my journal. Every morning. :-)
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Summer night -- even the stars are whispering to each other. -- Kobayashi Issa
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I lost 20 pounds on #Fitbit.
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Nice!Keep going!
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    Research Linguist, 2011 - present
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I am a druid, linguist, and author. I write about meditation, relationship with Spirit, soulful fulfillment in scholarship and art, reconnecting the ancient with the modern, creating beauty, and healing the world.

Professionally, I am a computational linguist, with a focus on socio-linguistics, historical linguistics, lexical semantics, and lexicography. I have a keen interest not only in the minutiae of the working of the human mind and its manipulation of symbols, but also the broader patterns of social change and development. I have published papers on conversational implicature, dialect analysis, lexical semantics, and syntactic universals.

Spiritually, I was raised Zen Buddhist in the culturally conservative South, and am now a revivalist druid. I have worked in the fields of internet search, text-to-speech processing, and the defense industry, and am the father of four children. I live in Seattle, WA with my wife Ali and our black cat, Cu Gwyn.

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  • University of Maryland, College Park
    linguistics
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