TJ is a Vancouver based writer, performer and director of new theatre pieces. He's participated in ninety or so theatre and comedy festivals in Canada, the US, Australia and the UK. He has six published plays and a humour book. He's also interested in movies, literature, television, comic books, history, science, spirituality, tai chi, technology, food and the Enneagram. He generally juggles a dozen projects at a time. He thinks more people should read the books of Barbara Ehrenreich, Gabor Mate, David Mitchell, Dan Savage, Mark Kurlansky, Miriam Toews and Brian Michael Bendis.
Gabor Mate is a doctor and best-selling author. His totems are Gautama Buddha, Yeshua (aka Jesus), Karl Marx, Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. Beethoven's in there too.
Famous for booze-soaked ballads in the 70s and creative musical weirdness ever since, the legend is now sober.
A black diamond examination of the intersection of these two systems.
Certain parts of your brain become less active, with interesting results.
At their best, musical Sevens infect their audiences with a joy so full and pure that it touches on the divine.
Do you have a blog you've been neglecting? It's probably happening to you.
This charity pays fair trade prices to Ugandan women for bead jewelry.
What were people listening to then? Will you recognize the songs or the artists?
There's a great deal of significance to this thing we use as a quick, easy reference.
What function do they serve? Sandra Maitri offers answers in her book The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram.
Songs from artists various Beams readers listed as being underrated.
What exactly is going on in our heads when we give in to a craving?
It wasn't just one mind that birthed that classic movie scene.
What does it mean to actually "think"? How often do we do it?
About Beams and Struts, collective intelligence, and why this is the most exciting time to be alive in human history.
This meme exploded (in the good sense) and then exploded (in the bad sense) in about a month. Here's what happened.
Sixes question authority, look for guidance, play in established musical styles and defend the underdog.
Are you new to Beams and Struts? If so, welcome! And here are links to a variety of our best loved and most read articles.
A short summary of something this big bad corp is trying to splooge into our bodies.
- Tom, great to see this inquiry out in the world! Thank you for asking these questions of us all. Loved… Written by Kristina King Meta-Sangha, Infra-Sangha: Or, Who is this "We" Kimo Sabe?
- I love this conversation because I’m involved with the Integral Center in Boulder (formerly Boulder Integral). We have a mission… Written by Michael Porcelli Meta-Sangha, Infra-Sangha: Or, Who is this "We" Kimo Sabe?
- I like the infra-sangha Tom! (thanks for making a link to our article) With love, Ria Written by Ria Baeck Meta-Sangha, Infra-Sangha: Or, Who is this "We" Kimo Sabe?
- Great Job! Written by Bonnitta Roy Meta-Sangha, Infra-Sangha: Or, Who is this "We" Kimo Sabe?
- David thanks, that's a fantastic quote, really captures in pithy form many of points being made in the essay. Tim,… Written by Trevor Malkinson Rhizomatic for the People- Notes on Networks and Decentralization
- One more resource to add regarding Rhizome. A friend just turned me on to this, a short book posted online… Written by David MacLeod Rhizomatic for the People- Notes on Networks and Decentralization
- Thanks Tim, I should probably read that Smil book. We should also throw Dr. Charles Hall's name into the mix.… Written by David MacLeod Rhizomatic for the People- Notes on Networks and Decentralization
- Hi Trevor/David I'd have to add Vaclav Smil's 2005 book Energy at the Crossroads to the reading list. For mine… Written by Tim Winton Rhizomatic for the People- Notes on Networks and Decentralization
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