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Tracy Ruggles
poet, running naked through the wilderness ▶
poet, running naked through the wilderness ▶

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a moment of light that I saw yesterday

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Mt. Tamalpais draped in fog

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yep, it's summer 

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glad to have made the discovery of this place by pulling off the road at a random spot where I saw a little trail. took a nap by the brook, trickling under the wind in the trees. beyond amazing. 
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wow. great stuff! this excites me. 
100000000000000000% THIS.
I'll be reading this article and every single link and book referenced in it until I am done. Yes! Yes! Yes!

""We are at the end of a five-thousand-year-plus historical process during which human society grew in scale while it abandoned the early indigenous wisdom councils and communal decision-making," he writes in The Open Source Everything Manifesto. "Power was centralised in the hands of increasingly specialised 'elites' and 'experts' who not only failed to achieve all they promised but used secrecy and the control of information to deceive the public into allowing them to retain power over community resources that they ultimately looted."
Today's capitalism, he argues, is inherently predatory and destructive:
"Over the course of the last centuries, the commons was fenced, and everything from agriculture to water was commoditised without regard to the true cost in non-renewable resources. Human beings, who had spent centuries evolving away from slavery, were re-commoditised by the Industrial Era."

Open source everything, in this context, offers us the chance to build on what we've learned through industrialisation, to learn from our mistakes, and catalyse the re-opening of the commons, in the process breaking the grip of defunct power structures and enabling the possibility of prosperity for all."

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I quiet moment of reflection at the turnaround point of my lunch time ride

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An afternoon hike... great day in Marin.

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Interesting... my first "story" from Google+.  Kinda like it...

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Some "simplicity" shots from my most recent photo walk with my #miksang  group
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Day games at the Spring Bocce League in Sausalito...
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