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Hi, my name is Jim Macdonald, and I have an odd assortment of interests. In no particular order, I love Yellowstone, I am an anti-authoritarian activist and organizer, and I have a background in philosophy, having taught at the college level. My blog has a lot more links to my writing and my other Web sites. In Jim's Eclectic World, I try to give a holistic view of my many interests. Often, all three passions show themselves interweaving in the very same blog. Anyhow, I think it's a little different. But, that's me. I'm not so much out there, but taken together, I'm a little unusual.

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    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Hopeful Words

    What is the magic of a word?
    Marks on a background
    Meaning something
    Sound waves on an ear
    Ringing true

    For all the ways we fail
    To understand
    For all the words that fall
    On deaf ears

    Isn't it much more the miracle
    That words communicate at all?

    I believe this suggests
    By nature, we connect
    Or else these marks, these sounds
    Would suggest nothing more

    And yet, even when they don't
    We think they might
    We believe they ought
    Mean something more than they do

    These thoughts give me hope
    That none of us is really alone
    That if we only pay attention

    Try, reach, listen, and speak

    We have every reason to believe
    That someone else may speak
    Something ringing true

    To our eyes, our ears, our hearts

    jsm 1/25/18

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Chakradance Classes in Bozeman, Montana

    I'm announcing today my new website, http://www.yellowstonemagic.com/dance. If you live in or near Bozeman and are interested in Chakradance, please contact me.


    I'm very excited now that I'm a licensed Chakradance facilitator.  I hope I can share this wonderful transformative dance with you.