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80) Magic, Motorcycles, and Mandelbrot: Part 4 – A Call for Global Revolution

So, over 40+ years, my thinking has evolved, from Magic, to Motorcycles, to Mandelbrot, as it has passed from naive and wishful hoping, to power-based command & control ways of thinking, to socio-ecological complexity ways of thinking.  And this takes us to the present, where an understanding of the direction the world is heading, leads…

71) Purpose — Part 3 — I hate you.

(Trigger Warning: all the triggers, seriously, don’t read this if you are not prepared to be upset.) If I met you on the street, or at a party, or in a class, or at a job, there is a very, very, very good chance that we would get along just fine.  Or at least would…

70) Purpose — Part 2 — Why the Environmental Movement has Failed (so far) — Act III: Full Circle

The Environmental Movement HAS failed. Not entirely, of course. Changes have been made. Ideas have been planted and taken root. Species have been protected. Legislation has been passed. Global movements have arisen. But we have still failed. Because after all the progress, the passion, the tear gas, the signs and chants and songs and sit-ins…

69) Purpose — Part 2 — Why the Environmental Movement has Failed (so far) — Act II: Change or Die

“Change or die” I want to help make this world a better place. For you. For your future, and your loved ones’ futures. You and I might have different beliefs about how to get from “here” to “there”, from this current somewhat-troubled world to something better in the future. Or we might have identical beliefs,…

68) Purpose — Part 2 — Why the Environmental Movement has Failed (so far) — Act I: Me & You

I love you. You might be thinking….”Really? That’s creepy.” Or you might be thinking….”Really? We’ve never even met!” Or you might be thinking…..”Why, what’d you have in mind?” 😉Or you might be thinking…..”Huh? I thought this was about why the environmental movement has failed.” Please let me explain. I believe you’re great, at least potentially.…

65) Protesting: What’s the point? It’s just a bunch of ‘activists’ getting arrested and stopping traffic or some shit, amiright?

Extinction Rebellion Bridge Shut-down, October 7, 2019 Sitting on the Bloor St Viaduct, my ratty brown long-sleeved shirt folded up beneath me to use as a meditation mat, I closed my eyes.  The woman leading us through the group meditation was talking about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, asking us to appreciate things like…

55) The Wind of Change

The world is closing in And did you ever think That we could be so close Like brothers The future’s in the air I can feel it everywhere Blowing with the wind Of change … Taaaaaaake me to the magic of the moment On a glory night Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams …

35) Thoughts on Three TEDx Talks

I feel a little weird posting about this, but….well, I feel incredibly honoured to have been given the opportunity to give a few TEDx talks. The third one has just been released online, and after watching it, I wanted to share some insights that I’ve gotten from going through the experience. I remember once, I…

#Infinity) September 29, 2017 – TurnAround

Friday, September 29, 2017 “5, 4, 3…..” This day in history, I declare normal life, in all respects, to be over.  I know you’re busy. So here it is, in one bite sized chunk. Ten years ago, I feared the day when science would tell us that our planetary life support system was about to…

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