Here are little bits of wisdom captured over the past few years from writing on LinkedIn…


Curricular Overview for Each School

School of Zeus

Overview — Math, physics, cosmic intelligence, space and the heavens… finding a path to deeper bigger forces…

Curriculum MissionObjectless Awareness (the experience of emptiness)

Content Review — various kinds of meditation, the role of the ego, recognizing the pantheon within, exploring the big mysterious and unanswerable questions, basics of philosophy and physics, how beliefs turn into feelings/thoughts/actions, genetic and cellular wisdom, the power of belief, take what is offered, the power of now, reaction and response, how to move in life without assumption, life as continual dialogue, free child versus adaptive child, Hjelle…


Il bacio is an 1859 painting by the Italian artist Francesco Hayez

1. The best way to “divorce proof” your marriage is to not get divorced.

2. Love is a people growing process, a hot forge, that’s going to burn you, melt you, destroy you just as you need to be destroyed… it’s a form of Zen Buddhism, it will break your egoic tendencies. So being exhausted, not “feeling” in love anymore, being angry at your partner… none are those are good reasons to divorce or break up.

3. Never ever ever hit below the belt. Contempt is an anger you can’t come back from.

4. Shame is the primary source of…


Love Poetry Collection for Valentine’s Day 2021

Mathnawi VI, 1967–1974
Rumi

Love is reckless; not reason.
Reason seeks a profit.
Love comes on strong,
consuming herself, unabashed.
Yet, in the midst of suffering,
Love proceeds like a millstone,
hard surfaced and straightforward.
Having died of self-interest,
she risks everything and asks for nothing.
Love gambles away every gift God bestows.
Without cause God gave us Being;
without cause, give it back again.

Desire Is a Road
by Diana Marie Delgado

Spend enough time on your knees

and you become sacred.

My father, who palmed corsets, was like this.

He’d shoot…


The Best Love Movies

*In Bold on Multiple Lists

Matt’s Top Ten Favorite Love Movies

  1. Casablanca
  2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  3. Seems Like Old Times
  4. African Queen
  5. Excalibur
  6. Gaspar Noe’s — Love
  7. Amelie
  8. Against All Odds
  9. Out of Africa
  10. A Walk On The Moon

The Sexiest Movies Ever Made

  1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  2. 9 1/2 Weeks
  3. Year of Living Dangerously
  4. The Postman Always Rings Twice
  5. Body Heat
  6. Two Moon Junction
  7. Center of the World
  8. A Walk On The Moon
  9. Gaspar Noe’s Love
  10. Unfaithful
  11. Risky Business
  12. Cat People (Original)
  13. Black Swan
  14. Mulholland Drive
  15. Shame
  16. Secretary
  17. 9 Songs
  18. The Girl Next…

Note: this collection is actually from 2020, a new one is coming this week…

Untitled
by Tre L. Loadholt

You wet me with
Ice cubes freshly cracked —
Knowing that I’d drip
Right before you,
Ready to be taken.

LOVED
HONORED
MADE
WHOLE.

Devoured.

Untitled
by Sean Bates

She stood up, and I watched
her hair gradually, then
suddenly, slide down her
shoulders and back like
waves coming up to kiss the
shore.

She turned to me, and I met
her with a smile.
She had a lighthouse in her
eyes, shining to guide the
lost ships.

I always did…


Dancers in a improbable half circle up an old European brick wall.
Dancers in a improbable half circle up an old European brick wall.
(Art by Rob Woodcox)

I challenge my students with this: Imagine you want to solve a pervasive social problem (homelessness, drunk driving, education inequality, global warming, anxiety/depression or other mental health issues) but you can’t directly attack the problem. So for example, if you want to solve homelessness you can’t deal directly with any homeless person. Can’t coach them, can’t make a soup line, can’t build a home for them, can’t pass any legislation about them.

Our society has become so concretized and literal (people who go to Burning Man get tattoos of going to Burning Man) that we can no longer think outside…


There are three main challenges a Freshman faces when they enter university:

  1. Academic
  2. Social
  3. Personal

The Academic Summary

The Academic we’ll get into deeper below but basically university asks something different of you than high school. In high school you had to parrot back and demonstrate proficiency within a subject. Thinking for yourself, research, and citation weren’t important. At unviesity all of that comes into focus: you have to develop a POV and voice (as that’s how academics evaluate each other) and you have to do your own research, most importantly learn how to correctly do citations.

More on the…


Art by Steve Tung

The Only Two Moves In The Game of Life

What is life?

Is there any better metaphor than a game? Amusement Park might be another but even that’s a kind of game. Buddhists believe in reincarnation, play the game till you can get out of the game. In Christianity the game is super simplified: you must love, but oddly 99% of Christians fail at the simple goal of love thy neighbor. Go figure.

The Two Moves

In this game of life there are only two moves you can make…

  1. You’re on square (L5R9) and I need you on (L3R11)… “need” being the operative word meaning I can’t do it…

Babylon Berlin

Disclaimer — You’re going to read this and think to yourself, “All this dude did was watch TV!” And that wouldn’t be far from the truth. I caught Covid-19 in mid March and was down for the count until late September. What’s a long-hauler supposed to do but watch a lot of TV? Thankfully there was much great TV out there; very minor spoilers ahead…

The Ten Best Television Shows of 2020

#1 Best In Show: Babylon Berlin (Netflix) — I watched this show in February (and then again in November) and it hasn’t budged from the top spot. It’s a detective show set in 1920s Berlin…

Matt Morava

The difference between Generation X and Generation Y is punctuation… going from WTF! to WTF?

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