’Idál, 16 Mashíyyat (Will), 179 B.E


This is why I don’t like to mow the yard…

Because if I had, this clump of lady’s thumb (Persicaria maculosa) wouldn’t have bloomed!

Now, if could just get my neighbors to agree ;-)


Returned home from Detroit. My brother-in-law needs to see a nephrologist about the decline in his kidney function. It’s not easy to get an appointment with a specialist. Even with a referral from his doctor, we’re looking at two months out. That could change if the nephrology staff considers his condition warrants quicker attention. We are hopeful that happens as waiting when something is wrong is not fun for anyone…

Received a very colorful envelope from Helen Stucky Risdon. She decorated it with a stamp selection that will delight my three-year-old granddaughter! In it, she included a card and USB drive filled with information about Wellness Weavers. No doubt, I’ll draw upon some of her material in my new writing project…

I followed through with my commitment to yesterday’s “Daily Log” and started a wiki page. It’s called “Narrative of the Twin Economies” like the essay title I mentioned in Monday’s “Daily Log.” I opted for a free MediaWiki site hosted by Miraheze. Here’s how I described it to them:

I write about how we humans use tools to deliver our individual value to society at large. Over the past fifteen years, I have compiled a lot of material about this topic in various locations. Here’s an example: greeneracresvaluenetwork.org.

Colleagues and readers have asked me to bring it all together into a kind of ”online book.” And they have offered to help by contributing to it as I go. The question is what platform do I use?

I envision a wiki page where I can post and organize what I’ve produced under a Creative Commons license. The public can review, comment, edit, or use as they wish. At some point, we can declare the project “Done” and move on to whatever’s next.

While I write about technology, I don’t want to spend the time I have left learning how to host and setup my own wiki. If you can do it, I would appreciate it!

And here’s the main page they set up for me to get started. I’m looking forward to playing with it — after a good night’s rest, first…


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The greatest bestowal of God in the world of humanity is religion, for assuredly the divine teachings of religion are above all other sources of instruction and development to man. Religion confers upon man eternal life and guides his footsteps in the world of morality. It opens the doors of unending happiness and bestows everlasting honor upon the human kingdom. It has been the basis of all civilization and progress in the history of mankind.

We will, therefore, investigate religion, seeking from an unprejudiced standpoint to discover whether it is the source of illumination, the cause of development and the animating impulse of all human advancement. We will investigate independently, free from the restrictions of dogmatic beliefs, blind imitations of ancestral forms and the influence of mere human opinion; for as we enter this question, we will find some who declare that religion is a cause of uplift and betterment in the world, while others assert just as positively that it is a detriment and a source of degradation to mankind. We must give these questions thorough and impartial consideration so that no doubt or uncertainty may linger in our minds regarding them. 1

  1. ʻAbduʼl-Bahá. The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by ʻAbduʼl-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912. Edited by Howard MacNutt. 2nd ed. Wilmette, Ill: Baháʼí Publishing Trust, 1982, 361-362. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/abdul-baha/promulgation-universal-peace/27#592795487 [return]