Swamp Babies

When participating in a HealthCare Future Search,
you are invited
to explore a personal timeline
as well as a global timeline
of critical healthcare events
in your past,
and future.

HealthCare personal and political
and nurture-investment learning
begins early and ubiquitously
for new born and reborn ZeroZones
of all species

But, one of my earliest entries
on any personal and political timeline
is self-nurturing stimulation,
wonders and awes,
paradise masturbation,
draining the compost swamp.

My parents were missionary-positioned
midwest monogamously StraightWhite Privileged
but also underprivileged small family farmers
and matriarchal gardeners,
themselves raised
watered and fed
by missionary-positioned dairy farmers,
but also experts at cooperative HealthCare technologies
milking the tits of cows–
draining their nurture-swamps.

I recall lectures against premarital sex
out of contractually marketed wedlock
only for privileged orthodox swamps,
Yet total silence
on the non-subject of self-stimulating
HealthCare management
to avoid blueball
redblooded pressures,
competing tensions
with cooperative predilections
of and for belonging longing.

A much later Grace entry
on my personal gratitude HealthCare timeline
was becoming a parent,
When suddenly,
what was good for my firstborn son’s HealthCare
became what was also good enough
for my personal post-adoption
HealthCare for family swamps planning.

If sleeping through the night
was not in his best nutrition-feeding interest,
then not sleepy mine either.

to place this co-redemptive miracle on my Future Search timeline
does not require I can explain how it arrived
remarkably self-with-SacredOther
co-nurturing stimulation.

My journey from competitive intrapersonal HealthCare
toward cooperative interpersonal newborn health-wealth care
feels as quickly under-capitalized normal
as an overnight co-adoption placement,
a co-revival natural-spiritual experience,
a reborn together rapture
from which I never fully recovered
my strictly autonomous intrapersonal swamp–

If only because isolated decaying swamps,
although immensely fertile,
are not healthy long-term habitats
for mammalian autonomy–
way too many bugs
and the water is unthinkable.


The first entry on my global cooperative HealthCare timeline
is noticing WinWin HealthTrends
As alike as we are polyculturing adults,
newborns of all mammalian DNA-prescribed species
are much more HealthCare giving for
and receiving from parents
and teachers
and WinWin Future Mentors

Sometimes cooperatively draining our pathological swamps together
and sometimes competing too secretively autonomous
in supremely unspoken self-governance,
our personal shame
hiding within global swamps of politically toxic blame.

My second global FutureSearch entry
in our cooperative HealthCare timeline,
is when I also noticed
that newborns emerge from nutritious swampy wombs
to hopefully return to elder compost swamps.

Swamps highly fertile,
regenerative environments,
richly resilient OpenSystems
and deeply resonant with polypathic life,
from early spring rutting croaks of bullfrogs
through winter’s red cardinal love song.

ReBorn cooperative HealthCare
draining and timeline composting
personal through global
under-valued swamps
hosting lower risk sacred revival
for higher opportunity secular thrival–
WinWin EarthTribal.




Raining Love Letters

With Rainer
I would rain love letters
into this Universe
but, once started,
how could such love expressed
ever warmly end
with grateful sufficiency?

Grace unfolding within each well-placed letter
forming welcoming word families
drawn into long healthy and love-filling sentences
recomposing polypathic paragraphs,
regimes of synergizing thought
directed to Other EcoUniversities;
Universalities of which I love EgoPart.

My love letters,
sentences in and to all universal regimes
fill with questions
often ending in my own hoped answers.
“How are you, handsome?”
“When are you not, beautiful?”

Earth’s beauty has Her own internal purposes,
secular idolatries and sacred loves,
from lust and greed
through WinWin Wonder
and collateral Awe,
ecstasy in EarthSoul Paradise,
neighborhood sit sites,
day through dualdark unregimented nights.


Voting With Our Feet

It seemed to me,
when I was eight,
U.S. Christian disciples and teachers
had been given so much grace

And had fundamentally boiled it down
to settling for such small subcontinental WhitePatriarchal colonizing gratitude
for God’s universally healthy
multicultural EarthTribes.

It was so simple,
when I was of sufficient college-bound age,
to simply shop around
play around
work around
the Great PolyPathic Perennial Philosophy
to find others like my multiculturally grateful self.

I voted with my feet
but also quickly joined my heart
and WinWin regenerative mind,
my nature as my spirit
flowing out
and echoing back
with resonant polyphonic four-toned gospels,
abundant integrity of Truths
with Beauty
in Golden Ratios of Good
with just plain mono-supremacist BadPolitics

Climates of healthy wealth prevailing
still with some rainy Monday pre-millennial pathology.

I was, and remain,
a conscientious objector
to colonizing Christian fundamental-fascist supremacy
of bad attitude
toward sacred polypathic polycultures
within our universal HolySpirit-Nature.

For no RealTime Jewish Teacher
would separate these two,
YangNature with YinSpirit
conjoined in YHWH;
humane-divine SacredHead,
AlphaPoint BlackHole,
Earth’s AnimaMundi,
Secular/Sacred Original Intent.

I was a conscientious objector to Vietnam violence,
to war and slavery and forced extractions
and violent competitions aborting yet-unborn restorative therapies.

A C.O. to less than co-passionate love
for disenfranchised and under-valued women
and for sadly maladapted and under-educated
brilliantly healthy cooperative post-millennial children,

Who somehow know pre-millennial Climate Change
as opportunities to face post-millennial Climate Pathologies.

What if a polypathically loving child,
or even a WiseEldering adult,
were free to Conscientiously Object with their feet.
Object to nationalistic pathologies,
to aggressive intent of too viciously circling
and hoarding predators,
trading bad-faith threats of economic-political OnePercent Supremacy
enforcing and securing 99% apartheid
while promising/threatening Gospel
of PatriarchDominant Orthodox Grace
not including yin-resilient integrity
of Holy ZeroZen EarthSpirit-Nature

Filling with richer
and deeper liturgical dancing,
more sacred ego-ecosystemic WinWin balance
of AnimaMundi,
notnot just post-millennially (0)Sum-Core-Soul
but Original Intent
of DNA-RNA Multi-PolyPhonic RegeneratorGod.

What if Conscientious Objectors
felt free to follow our diverse Holy EarthSoul vocations
wherever on Earth we are most deeply invited
to DNA with RNA co-invest?

Where meet our hearts
and minds
beyond and through any nationalistic boundaries,
cultural invitations
we might find
in response to merely passing an investment
and personal-political education application
with flying rainbow colors
demonstrating experience to date with nurturing
maturing as a healthy cooperative-loving
and actively integrating potential co-investor,
and supporter,
and voter
for multicultures of healthy resilience,
robust nutritional wealth
long awaited by all international Conscientious Objectors
to National Rights and Wrongs
reigning supreme over Earth Climate and
Energy and
Nutrition and
Health Matriotic Rights and Patriotic Wrongs.

If I receive recruitment brochures
on 100% recycling paper
for Conscientious Objectors to extractive colonizing mentalities wanted
in Malaysia
and Fiji,
and Brazil,
and South Africa,
and Turkey,
and India,
and North and South Korea,
and Australia,
looking to attract
objectors to Totalitarian Militaristic Cultures
and EnCulturation,
in all its secular
and quasi-sanctimonious
fundamentally xenophobic apartheid deformations,

Looking for those supporting
a thinner healthier non-violent
Switzerland of nutritional
and energy democracy,
Rights to HealthingEarth,
Mother Forest inhabitations,
Pacific Beach combing and networking
and sand reweaving waves of time ourselves.

What Conscientious Objector could resist
such lavish invitations
to walk away from those left pre-millennially behind
to think and stink its OK
and safer
to buy and sell and extract each others’ sacred vocations?
To health and healing and healer,
to co-redeem,
restore just and peaceful karma cultures.

What God has conjoined
as Sacred EarthTribes
re-integrating cooperative ParadiseLost
designed best for creole WinWinning
together Elite and NotNotElite.

I have always wanted healthier cooperative wealth,
not only with Earth’s humane conscientious objectors
to Business As Usual Apartheid,
but also bilaterally co-invested ego-ecoconscientious advocates
parents most gracefully abundant
and awesomely edible forest-dwellers,
restoring turquoise surfing oceans,
breathing in
as out,

Without annoying distractions
of nationalistic apartheid
investing in wall-building
where YHWH has planted conjoining rivers,
heading from and toward MatrioticEarth’s
deeply learning
sacred ecological
polypathic theology.




Revolutionary Moments In Time

Each day begins
doing my best
to remember,
to rediscover,
my life as sacred gift,
paid forward by more graceful than clumsy Elders past
of all surviving Creation.

and thereby a blessing.

contingent upon growing gratitude
for life as EgoNurturing gift.

From this gratitude space,
this threshold of rediscovering Ego’s grace-filling roots,
I can emerge
into All Lives Are Gifts,
all Earth as Grace.

But, if I cannot feel and cherish
myself as part of this cooperatively-held gift,
if I live in an environment
that more clearly reflects myself to me
as a merely bought and paid for consumer
of others’ goods and bads,
a marketable or sadly unmarketable commodity
in society’s capital-invested
Win-Lose monoculturing games,
then this larger Earth as Sacred EcoLogical Gift
is accessible
only as LeftBrain Gaian Hypothesis.

Longing for Right with Left poetic freedom faith
not confined by narrative prisons of deductive
seductive ego-gentric minds
bereft of ecotherapeutic restorative vocations,
nurturing resonant love
of all healthy animated minds.

Minds of and for Win-Win nature optimization,
each and every divinely created ego/eco-centric individual
and species-centric bilateral species,
interdependent NetZero 4D fractal
Gaian Historic Seasoned Gifts.

Each life,
each day with night begins
doing our best
to remember,
to rediscover,
lives reweaving sacred grace-full gifts.


Tao of Optimal Health and Climate Care

Nursing and nurturing
can often be used synonymously.
To nurse a baby
is first to nurture a cherished infant.

They share a nutritional history
of healthcare giving
and receiving,
delivered best and most durably
when care works coincidentally both ways
in all Win-Win bilateral directions.

Up and down and laterally across hierarchies,
dialectal frames,
nutritional and health-care intentional environments,
healthy communities,
extending families,
multicultural tribes,
polyculturing landscapes.

unlike surgery,
is not done as well to and for patients,
from above and without,
and is best done within nurturing gratitude for sufficient patience;
hands on bilateral therapeutic relationships.

like the word abortion,
is about severance,
causing Win-Lose severing effects,
cutting out our regretfully accepted
as necessary loss,
minimizing pathology
as an acceptable exception
to our Hippocratic Oath,
our Golden Rules
of economic and political health-care etiquette,
and just wars against pathology orders.

If healthcare giving and receiving
becomes monopolized but supremacist surgeons,
determined not to accept risk of failure
on their competing against death and decay watch,
within their sphere of authority
and responsibility
and lifeskills,
then supreme surgeons might declare warlike strategies,
wars and fights against
our own holistic multicultural historical integrity
of identity itself, our humane egoselves,
severing us from all other interdependent species
and revolving-nurturing eras
of sacred historic nature.

Surgeons too deductively distracted
by chopping up
and shooting at
and stabbing at
and enslaving
and hating
and fear-mongering
and terrorizing our own Ego-polyculturing selves.

Surgeons medically over-invested in healthcare severance
from our own EarthNature healthcare vocations
and shared nursing identity
as restorers,
as nurturers,
as caregivers
and receivers
healing Embodied EgoCenters within
our nurturing Sacred EcoHome.

Surgery will tolerate cutting hands off
as retribution for theft and greed.

Nursing is most abundant
when hands are left and right on,
inviting appropriately grateful
and humbling therapeutic touch,
voice on,
resonantly singing in multicultural chorus,
feet on,
investing in co-redemptive restorative directions,
minds within
Earth’s bilaterally revolving Sacred Homes,
bicamerally within,
dipolar healthcare
nurturing v stabbing-in-the-competing-bad-back climates without.

Appropriate proactive therapeutic touch
avoids Win-Lose aggressions,
political isolations
and threats of violence,
social severance of the EliteSurgeons
working against NonElite Nurses,
diagnostic surgery of what MedicinalEarth has conjoined
to organically co-nurture together.


Better Climate Questions

It has been said
There is no bad question
asked with cooperative integrity.

While those asked with competing disintegrity,
are not really questions at all.

That said,
conceded as asked and answered,
Some questions remain
more ecologically and economically,
politically and personally,
publicly and intimately,
naturally and spiritually
more significant than others.
More urgent
in times of great climate global extinctions,
than mere national economic recessions.

I remember an economics class
at Yale
when the moderate,
academically and politically even-handed,
almost philosophically bipolar professor
argued with persuasion
about historically proven polarizing dangers
of this growing divide between rich
and poor,
within nations
and across international economies,
still-emerging gaps
and cracks
and fissures
between upper-middle stasis
and revolutionarily unrested lower-middle diastasis,
with an evaporating populist median,
Tipping cooperative values
against competing disvalued Points
between these antagonistic two;
forming One Great Transitioning Divide–
plutocratic predators and cooperatively-huddling prey.

I also remember his frustration
about economic scholars
not having a robust theory
to explain why
financial and political history
tell this story
without apparent evolutionary reason,
or intent to survive,
much less co-invest
in mutual thrival,
perhaps revolutionary gospel revival
of trusts and truths DNA-democratically held
and savored.

He could not explain why
the Democratic Party
has made more cooperative multi-class creolizing sense
to worry about this growing bad climate
while the Republican Party
has made mere plutocratic competitive nonsense
to deny historic significance
of growing traumatic polarization
between Elites
and increasingly segregated,
and marginalized,
and criminalized
assumed to be worthy of God’s further retributive justice
so poorly earned
by our own uncompetitive powerlessness,
lack of divinely-inspired wealth
or fame
or influence.

As Taoists,
or any healthy bicameral-bilateral permacultural developers
of any creed or color,
organically committed to investing only in Win-Win NonZero-Sum Games,
toward polyculturing-creolizing health-wealth outcomes,
we can see why this growing hyphenated economic divide
presents a growing disparate survival trend
for living Earth,
as habitable by humane-divine nature,
and increasingly inhabitable first for swarms of angry NonElites
whose children are at growing risk of death
by drowning
or fire
or being ballistic blown
off this face
of Green-Blue synergetic MotherEarth.

We can see why restorative ecojustice
grows a healthier climate
than a retributive Elitist egojustice
of punishment through non-competitive NonElite neglect,

Economic models of national
and cultural history questions
seldom ask,
Is it appropriate
to believe economic values and disvalues
have a reasonable option
to become informed by ecological values and disvalues
or to irresponsibly ignore them,
even deny them,
to ignore our intrinsic and intuitive health-wealth interdependence,
as if Earth’s regenerative values and creation laws
were somehow alien and NonElite
as compared to humane-divine investment values
and wealth-defensive laws.

Organic farmers and gardeners
and nondual philosophers
and metaphysicists
and ethologists
and ecologists,
cooperative evolutionists,
and all EarthMothers
know there can be no healthy economic choice for any ego’s investment
that is an anti-ecological monoculturing choice
against Earth’s basic cooperative-synergetic
healthy creolizing
regenerating nature.

Ours is not to compete with MotherNature
but to cooperate restoring justice and peace
within EarthMother Tribes and Species
asking better richer deeper wider bilateral questions
beyond the last and upcoming fiscal quarter,
beyond the last and upcoming four-year ecopolitical term,
beyond the last and upcoming forty years,
beyond the last and upcoming four hundred years.

Buckminster Fuller
and Jesus Christ
and LaoTse,
among others,
have all economically and politically observed
It is the role of a health-invested society
to restoratively facilitate
cooperative ecological development of individuals,
to make it easier to become polyculturing outcomed families,
multiculturing cooperatively-owned communities
and nations of ecological MedianExpanding Matriotism
in equivalent dialogue
with economically co-invested patriots of Earth.

I remember an economics class
when our question facilitator
of deep cooperative ecological understanding,
passionately reviewed emergent evidence
of richly creolizing populist cooperators
against monoculturing elitist bigotry
and retribution’s too wealth-invested prejudice,
as if humane-divine
health-wealth integrity
were questions
other than DNA prepared
within our ecological EarthMother’s Womb.


Playing Old Maid

I recall a card game
probably extending back past the 1950s
called Old Maid.

There was also Authors
and a few other choices
less popular with me.
But Old Maid sticks in mind
as blatantly sexist
and ageist
and, for a country kid
in redneck rural Republican Michigan,
the most fun
of admittedly limited card playing options.

Whoever was stuck holding the Old Maid
at end of game
was the biggest loser,
for obvious reasons.

Who would want to be associated
with that old and useless appendage?

National politics in the U.S.,
all about the marketing, purchase, and sale
of two-year
and four-year terms of public greed responsibility,
increasingly reminds me
of OldMaid gamesmanship.

And, yes,
I don’t really mean gamepersonship.

This game for avoiding loss
of responsibility and authority,
loss of face
rather than gain of grace,
embracing mutual Wins
of shared commitment to health
and cooperatively prosperous safety,

This game in which the OldMaid
is played by aging fossil-fuel industries
played-out too often militarized
ballistic violence,

These OldMaid industrial choices
have most ballistically justified
plutocratic wars
inviting young,
and often most marginalized,
to live with losses to OldMaid political stuckness
in the name of patriotic duty,

Although not matriotic integrity
to our own healthy hands
for better Win-Win games
and political
and economic
and personal
and family therapy strategies,
less violently impinged by nationalistic traumas,
fear of losses
holding OldMaid over-industriously held cards.

No one wants to be in unlovely public office
when the last drop of oil
and last glistening gasp of gas
wears through now useless OldMaid pumps
and pistons,
unhappy triggers
and transdegenerational switches,
unlubricated OldMaid economic bitches.

No one wants to be in office
holding the last OldMaid dry-humped card
from a 1950s stacked deck
when 2020 revisions
change climate changing hands
into feminist story books
of how our generation
deliberately and stubbornly chose,
like stiff-necked self-chosen people
of OldMaids and PatriarchalMen,
counter-intuitively choosing the climate pathology card,
fascinated by our own death
and the death of our habitat
and the death of any future
of humane proportion and design,
rhythm and pattern.

When we have so many post-millennial cooperative Win-Win options
to actively hope
and act
and restoratively plan
and therapeutically draw climate health
for both ego and eco justice
and global peace for all,
including sacred Elder Matriotic Maids.

If only Old Feminist Maids and Matriotic Men
had written all required history
and civic lesson school books
and ecopolitical philosophy texts
and medicinal prescriptions
and legislated cooperative multicultural ethics
lesson plans
to practice

I wonder if having the Elder Matriot card
would have been how to win our Win-Win game,
and to do so,
would require letting go of all Old FakePatriot cards
of plutocratic,
and often patriarchal,
Lose-Lose economic-ecological exploitations,

Also post “ClimateChange”
known and named
as habitually competitive ClimatePathologies
longing to restore ClimateHealth.