About Michael

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I played soccer, baseball, landscaping, shoveling asphalt, hanging sheetmetal, surfed Pipeline, practiced Wing Chun Kung Fu while living in a tent 2 years, authored a book. Book titled Eyes on the Surprise, available at Amazon.
My blog contains pictures and stories from my travels, book reviews, writings, and wellness routines.

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An idea worth spreading

Looking :: Finding
Choosing :: Researching/Reading/Finding
Planting :: Practicing
Walking :: Forgetting
Checking :: Practicing
Seeing :: Realizing

I'm passionate about

Traditional Martial Arts, bodysurfing, thought processes of the world, meditation, intense land cultivation, finding and developing progressively stronger sequences of body movements.

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Michael Bradham
Posted 11 months ago
George Monbiot: For more wonder, rewild the world
I believe you totally lost your mind. This sequence of events look familiar? 1. Humans live in harmony with plants, animals; while being humbled by powerful forces of nature. 2. Other humans appear, kill many humans and destroy harmonious lifestyle. They go on to make a big mess of the place, leaving garbage everywhere. 3. Land exploited, including humans, plants, animals, materials. 4. Humans attempt to figure out how to attain harmonious lifestyle of long ago, while denying knowledge and advice from those who were there first. This is the reason I wrote "-Buy land, leave it alone, do not let any humans over there. done. rewilded." Either let the ones who know what harmony with nature is tell you what to do, or buy land and let it lie fallow. The land of this planet needs time without humans. Since humans are not likely to let enough land and sea lie fallow to restore ecosystems, how bout giving this planet time without human ignorance.
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Michael Bradham
Posted 11 months ago
Laurel Braitman: Depressed dogs, cats with OCD — what animal madness means for us humans
Native Americans already anthropomorphized animals, and plants. Currently reading American Indian Myths and Legends, edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz. This book contains stories from tribes across America. Living conditions created by humans created mental illnesses. Probably not a good idea to bring an animal into that situation. Thats right, medication for United States humans are tested on animals, then manufactured on Caribbean Islands. These manufacturing plants pollute the islands, harming many plants, animals, and humans with disease and cancer.
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Michael Bradham
Posted 11 months ago
Clint Smith: The danger of silence
Peaceful times exist when words carry less weight and are not necessary. Since this is not one of those peaceful times, words mean a lot. A history of how English was used to change land of United States, may expose hardships in using English to heal the United States.
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Michael Bradham
Posted 11 months ago
Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power
In the US, foundation of power is same as day one; guns and firepower. To understand power, history is necessary: 1. Explain process of attaining power before 1492. 2. Explain how guns changed that process. 3. Explain how power struggles within US are waged at the expense of other nations. 4. Explain many places existed before 1492 where a person found enough open space to have peace of mind and ability to increase their individual power. 5. Explain how open spaces were replaced with crowded urban conditions that inhibit humans, plants, and animals from attaining higher levels of individual power. 6. Explain how fear, religion, and welfare are used to gain and maintain power.
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Michael Bradham
Posted about 1 year ago
Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self
My question was a reply to Corinne's comment. Please do not jump in, let her answer. Thinking big is one thing. Using the word we, without defining who we includes; is another thing. Anyone else think it a problem that humans are speaking on behalf of all humans?