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For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. There I travel, looking, looking breathlessly.
— Carlos Castenada



Portland Metrozine
This online journal showcases creative writers, artists, activists, and deep thinkers around the world. Buoyed by the thriving literary community of Portland, Oregon, the Metrozine reaches out to a global community to inspire, encourage, and broadcast creative expression. Our focus: positive and constructive action, cooperation and conservation, respect for diversity, and hope for a future of flourishing for all.



Zeus Alone
Mik Sturm stutters and hesitates a lot. He's unsure of almost everything except that he's an orphan and eager to begin work as a reclusive scientist—a comfortable, quiet life.

Then, an assassin with a focal razor almost kills Mik, and his first job assignment requires him to change his identity and become Ace Bing Wong.

At the beginning of the 22nd century, in a world of chatty machines, pervasive surveillance, immersive Virtual/Augmented Reality, and standardized brain conditioning, many things are not as they appear.


Philosophy Loft
As the world continues to become more complex and interconnected, and as messages and media proliferate, we can expect to encounter an increasing number of unusual and extraordinary claims.

Skeptical habits of thought are essential for nothing less than our survival...

Carl Sagan


Futures Research Center
These are exciting times to be sure! There are endless possibilities and many probabilities for our future. If you believe that the choices you make today will determine the quality of life for future generations, you can imagine and build a probably successful future.

It is likely that unlikely things should happen.
Aristotle


Centroid Network
This network is an online media syndicate for tracking pivotal issues beyond their typically short headline cycles, monitoring global media issues and current developments, and linking affiliates in a common bond of concern and support. This network affirms the values of the Centroid Café: critical thinking, unfettered inquiry, creativity, innovation, and humor.


¢ du jour

It is startling when reality exceeds my paranoia!
– Anonymous

To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else.
– Emily Dickinson

It is quite possible, Octavian,  that when you die, you will die without ever having been alive. 
– Mark Antony

I have the key to happiness: remember to be profoundly,  totally conscious that you are. I myself, sorry to say, hardly ever use this key. I keep losing it.
– Eugene Ionesco

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