by Milo Clark

September 3, 2001


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I am left with little beyond questions.

       What is a balance for barbarity?

             Is it beauty?

                   Do both beauty and barbarity rest with the beholder?

                         Is an artist seeking beauty to express different, in essence, from a torturer seeking conformity?

Staying with patterns which connect, difference making difference and noting that the easiest secrets to keep are those no one wants to hear, then...

...Evolving as norm? Survival. Perpetuation of reproductive powers and prowess. Darwinianor?

       Is history Ouruboros? The snake biting its tail? Static, repetitive and so on and so forth?

             Is history a spiral? Upward trending? Downward trending?

Heart sutra: Om, gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, bodhi, svaha. Going beyond the beyond beyond to find what? Bodhi.

       Is bodhi equivalent with wisdom?

       Are either components of knowledge?

Technology: mind application, tool manipulation. Finer and broader simultaneously? In parallel? In synchronization? Fits and starts? Smoothing effect of time.

Conspiracy? Shared assumptions? Conditioning? Secret easiest to keep?

Lee [ed. the author's wife and partner] tells me we search endlessly for a word with which to make a difference or to make differences. For what difference or differences do we seek? Do I seek?

Does any one untimely death weigh more than another?

Is a child deprived of inspiration by an obsessed government withholding education, health, sustenance or, more simply, community sentenced to living a death?

Being left with questions more than sureties, what lies beyond?



       Milo Clark, a founding member of Swans, had it all: Harvard MBA, big house, three-car garage, top management... Yet, once he had seemingly achieved the famed American dream he felt something was missing somewhere. As any good executive he decided to investigate. Since then, he has become a curmudgeon and, after living in Berkeley, California, where he was growing bamboos, making water gardens, listening to muses, writing, cogitating and pondering, he has moved on to the Big Island in Hawaii where he creates thought forms about sunshine. Milo can be reached at Swans.

       Please, DO NOT steal, scavenge or repost this work without the expressed written authorization of Swans, which will seek permission from the author. This material is copyrighted, © Milo G. Clark 2001. All rights reserved.

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This Week's Internal Links

Iraqi Sanctions: Myth and Fact - by Jeff Lindemyer

Inhumane Civilization - by Stephen Gowans

Dirty War - by Milo Clark

We're Not Getting Over It - by Deck Deckert

Heartless America - by Peter Phillips

Media Downplay Bigotry of Jesse Helms - by FAIR

Quotes to Ponder - by Stephen Gowans

Clown Del Ponte - by Pedja Zoric

Mausoleum of Parliament - A Poem by David Morgan


Some of Milo Clark's Commentaries on Swans

Two Epiphanies - 08/20/01

Please Be Patient (a five-part series) - 06/25/01

Events - 05/28/01

Perspective and Perspectives - 05/14/01

Project Re-Think Thinking: Serendipity and Sparks of Genius - 04/30/01

Croatan - 04/2/01

Barbaric Silence - 03/5/01

The Resource Base - 02/5/01

Addendum to ...Dream - 01/8/01

...Dream - 01/8/01


Published September 3, 2001
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