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Lee Durham Stone

"Live consciously; study the world"

Pembroke, MS, USA
male, age 67
single, 1 child
Speaks: english
Joined Dec 16, 2006


 
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THE UNGATING


Lee Durham Stone

(Inspired by “Waiting for the Barbarians” [1904],

by Constantin P. Cavafy,

who saw himself as an outsider.)


The gates are open today.

Then, what are we psychologically gating for

(assembled in our public and cyberspaces)?

Why is civic culture withdrawing to celebrity worship?

And turning to entertaining ourselves to death?

Because the screens flash that outsiders are passing

the gatehouse;

and some nation builders returning from the endless

war

(to ensure that globalization is properly

Americanized),

say that borders have too many gates to close.

And now, what shall become of us,

without a bordered and boarded world

of the outside/inside, frontiers, and gates?

Those structures were a comfort to the gatekeepers.

Now we live in a gateless community with everyone

inside.

And the asymmetrical wars of the Pentagon’s new

cognitive map

Patrol the restless nodes, paths, and edges.

The cogni-cartographers say the world is ungating.

There are no gates to open

--except in our gated minds.



 
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Dec 16, 2006 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Off the Beaten Path
Hometown Ocean Springs, MS 
Homepage http://embodiedspace.blogspot.com  
Birthday June 21, 1947  
Languages english  
About Me Scholarly athlete; embodied spiritual-Earth space
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Pets none  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Radhasoami--initiated in India, 1985, Taoism--initiated in Taiwan, 1988, Pagan-Buddhist-Baptist, earth religions--initiated 50, 000BP, Spiritual, nonreligious  
Eating Habits lots of green tea, STRICT VEGETARIAN, healthy, chocolate  
Wild Fact About Me Traveled down Rio Napo, tributary of upper Amazon, Ecuador, in dugout canoe. Lived in rain forest of Costa Rica, 4 1/2 months. Studied Maya archeology, U. de Yucatan. Climbed White Mts., China. Stood atop King Henri Cristophe's fortress, near Cap Haitian, Haiti.
My Philosophy Everything happens as it should; there are no accidents. Nothing is permanent. All is Love. Attitudes are secret power working twenty-four hours a day.
What Gives Me Hope That the human intellect developed for its survival value and thus will prevail.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Massive campaign to educate girls in developing countries. Ban tobacco use in all public places and exact a high tax. Construct more public recreational facilities, especially for youth.
What/who changed my life and why R. Buckminster Fuller, I attended your talk, I read your books, I thought about your ideas, you changed my life; indeed, we live on SpaceShip Earth.
What Bugs Me People who leave car engine running  
Passions Intense learning, exercising  
Inspirations understanding, nature, music  
What Scares Me Not having the Warrior propensity  
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Quotation The Master sees things as they are
without trying to control them.
She lets them go their own way,
and resides at the center of the circle.
--Lao-Tzu

--and as one of my favorite philosopher groups says:
All we need is Love.
Interests Geography, Mind/Body/Spirit, internet, humor, herbs, fitness, Books - Author  
Books geography, sociology, anthropology  
Music New Age, Pink Floyd, oldies, enya, Easy listening, Classic Rock, celtic, beatles, blues, soft rock, world music, new age  
Movies Chick flicks--don't tell anyone, comedies, Lord of the Rings  
TV Shows Have not owned a TV since 1978  
Favorite Foods chocolate, apples, fruit, bread, veggies  
Favorite Places nature, woods, the ocean, parks, New Orleans, mountains, home, forests, california, beach  
Can't Live Without love, internet, sunshine, computer  
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Lee Durham's Photos

In my classroom with students who are dressed up for some reason

Daughter Sanjina, on left

Daughter Sanjina on right on 15th birthday
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    Jun 22, 2010 2:03 PM

    Sharon P. (178)

    Lee

    Happy Belated Birthday.  The previous comment didn't show up the b-day emoticons. 


    Jun 21, 2010 2:04 PM

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    Apr 13, 2010 4:48 PM

    Sharon P. (178)
       Hi Lee
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    Rachel C. (259)

    Lee my good friend....no fancy graphic to offer.  Just to let you know you are a treasured friend.  I can't express how much your friendship means to me.  We share ideas .....  so different and so close.  You are a treasure!  Thank you for being my friend.  Hugs, Rachel


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    Feb 13, 2008 4:21 PM

    Sharon P. (178)
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    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY LEE

    Dec 25, 2007 4:50 AM

    Pukka h. (275)

          
          You always seem to be 
          right on the mark, Lee. 
    I'm glad you're around to share
      your view and insight.  Thanks. 


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    You are the best!

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    May your dreams fly high as I wish you a birthday so delightful your emotions soar into the heavens.

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    MySpace Clocks and MySpace Layouts from MakeYourSpace.com OK Im counting down the days and hours till its your birthday so dont forget WE HERE arrive at your b/day ONE day before you. Im countin'...so I have added a clock..Melbourne Time in Antipodean Annie's time Melb. OZland...
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