Hey! So 2 things.

1. I am shutting down my forum for now due to some not so lovely things being posted more than once. I don’t really want to provide a space for stuff like that be put out, and so I won’t.

2. There was a bomb threat in Times Square. A bomb threat in Time Square.

Let me re-iterate that again. There was a bloody bomb threat in Time Square this afternoon!

The morning was gorgeous. The universe was open and shining beams of vitamin D all over the bare shoulders of the New York blood-cells pulsating through the arteries of a city that thrums on humanities heart-beat.

I walked to work. It was too beautiful not to. My friend insisted on trying on my sun glasses to shield the rays from her retina and I stopped at Whole Foods to gather my daily dose of Kombucha for my new best bud, Mary Mitchell. Everything was extraordinary. I didn’t have a care in the world.

As I was gathering a few things to head out to an audition over lunch, there was a casual announcement made about a “bomb scare in Times Square again.” Apparently this hasn’t been the first in the past few weeks. Everyone groaned and it seemed less than dramatic. I realized this kind of threat is quickly becoming something we are used to. It is quickly becoming something we simply accept. Just like when the a train breaks down.


How can we accept this? How can we be okay with the fact that people are planting bombs in the most public of places so as to kill as many innocent by standers as possible just so they can get their voices heard– so they can make a point. When did we get to the place where we stuffed so much cotton in our ears that we can’t even register a plea for help, or decency, or common human respect?

And as I sat there, proselytizing to several of the dancers in the show, I realized I was talking to myself.

It is so important that we all look to pull the cotton out of our ears and listen to each other. Find your enemy and make them human.

Hear what they are saying.
Reach out for peace, don’t expect it to fall on you.
Because it won’t.
Peace, love, compassion. All things earned.
It seems so simple. But, like the Indigo Girls say “the hardest to learn is the least complicated”.

This is not a lecture.

It is not meant to be high and mighty, so I apologize for the soap box. I simply found myself in an incredibly responsible and oblivious place as I was complaining this afternoon.

I want to look at the world and make my choices based on ideals. The ideal world. The ideal me.
A world where no one blames.
No one is suppressed.
No one steals.
And violence is a thing of the past.
I sigh.
Begin now.
Peace out homies.

Add yours Comments – 214

  • 1 Jade Ruby

    on October 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    3tesla Says:

    > Oh the joys of being a physicist …

    Well here’s a problem I’ve always wondered about: In a story like Robert Silverberg’s ‘Downward to the Earth’ where the aliens reveal that all sentient species are naturally telepathic, if only they knew about it, and thus had a global communications network that *most* humans were unaware of (the aliens had bodies that resembled Earth elephants, which was the cause of much human prejudice, discrimination, and lack of respect), such that even though it seemed that they had no technology (no hands of course), events on widely separated geographical points were commonly known without being told by the electronically connected humans.

    My question then is how would a physicist compare the measurable output of a human brain in orders of magnitude with a comparable electronic transmitter, if a brain could transmit thought from New York to Los Angeles?

  • 3tesla

    on October 6, 2010 at 7:34 am

    1 Jade Ruby Says:
    > how would a physicist compare the measurable output of a human brain

    That would primarily depend on the medium through which the brains were transmitting information; radio waves, for example?

  • 1 Jade Ruby

    on October 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

    3tesla Says:

    > That would primarily depend on the
    > medium through which the brains were
    > transmitting information; radio waves, for example?

    If it were radio waves, would it be comparable to satellites and how they broadcast and receive from Jupiter?

    Or, it could be something that is part of an entirely new paradigm. But I was thinking of milliwatts.

  • 3tesla

    on October 8, 2010 at 2:40 am

    1 Jade Ruby Says:
    > Or, it could be something that is part of an entirely new paradigm.

    If we don’t know how the information is being transmitted (telepathically), then we cannot even begin to measure and study it (because it remains ‘paranormal’) …

  • 1 Jade Ruby

    on October 8, 2010 at 3:48 am

    3tesla Says:

    > then we cannot even begin to measure and study it

    Yes, it would require ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking. I have the tiniest of a glimmer that such a thing might even be something like ripples in the very fabric of space-time itself that the minds inside of brains can initiate, or even (gulp) initiated by space-time (but in truth brains are an inseparable part of space-time anyways so it wouldn’t be like something ‘outside’ the brain, just that the brain might not initiate the resonating of space-time that leads to the two [or more] minds communicating).

    But anyways, one can still compare the feat with something that we already know, which of course is the transmission of electromagnetic wavicles.

  • 3tesla

    on October 10, 2010 at 2:48 am

    1 Jade Ruby Says:
    > electromagnetic wavicles

    Newton called them ‘corpuscles’ and modern physicists use the term ‘photons’ but ‘wavicles’ is far cuter …

  • Diversquest1

    on October 11, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Ali… First I really appreciate the personal tweets to me, thank you it means a lot. Second, I am saddened that people have taken advantage of this blog that you are forced to close, it is your true fans loss. (like me) Third I was so sad when I turned on Smallville and you are not on there, no offense to the others but they lost a viewer, last weeks episode was my last. It truly will never be the same without Chloe Sullivan. And last but not least, e-me I would like to get in contact with your agent regarding a role. Diversquest_inc@yahoo.com
    Always a fan,
    Marie Pichler

  • cm

    on October 16, 2010 at 6:27 am

    i trully miss your blog 🙁

  • Daniel

    on October 16, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Allison I already miss you on Smallville =(. Just got done watching “Homecoming” BRINGS BACK MEMORIES FOR ME TO.

  • Solti

    on October 22, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Hi Allison!

    Quote of the day: ”Be your own hero, it’s cheaper than a movie ticket.” Douglas Horton. And Aysha, your favorite quotes?

    Best wishes!

  • Aysha

    on October 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Hmm…I always liked “To generalize is to be an idiot.” by William Blake. I find it so hilarious!

  • luzaleja

    on October 24, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Oh… its been so long since I last logged in!… University’s got me going nuts… anyway…
    Sadly I live in a country were scare bombs and violence is way too normal… I live in Colombia, and even though I love my country, I feel just like you felt that day… Even though I obviously dont want people to panic when this happens, and I have to accept i have never experienced that kind of scare… (because most of these acts of violence happen in little villages), I feel that even if you dont panic you have to show something, and people are getting so close to feeling nothing when this happens, its scary. Like I said, of course I wouldn’t want people to go nuts and start crying, but the fact that when you listen to these news, you only say “aaah again”, and you just accept what is happening, that makes me feel like theres nothing we are doing to try and make this world a better place.

    I hope I made my point… 😀

    Thanks for you enlightening words! 🙂


  • ShaniseJones

    on October 25, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    This is complete beside the point you’ve made (that I completely understand and take to heart) but you write rather fluid and eloquent like.
    I think you should take a swim in the pool of writing. Maybe YA or Adult fiction?!
    I’m an avid reader and would love to read something by you!!
    Your blog was probably more interesting than a lot of books I’ve read lately!!

  • Elias

    on August 15, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Hello, i have read all of the comment of yours allison mack and i want to say i am your fan and .. I hope you have it great. Take care! Love ya