Category Archives: balance

Greta Thunberg says, “Enough is enough!”

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing. Me, Just now† I received an email today, imploring me to sign yet another petition. Those tend to have little effect, but, still, we … Continue reading

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Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?

It began with the forging of the Great Rings.Three were given to the elves; immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings.Seven to the dwarf lords; great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls.And nine: nine rings were gifted to the … Continue reading

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Captain Kirk wants us to NOT go beyond the Final Frontier

I really don’t have time for this – too much else to do – but there’s very little that can possibly be more urgent. William Shatner, AKA Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise, emailed me (well, OK, not personally, it … Continue reading

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#FOWC inextricable

We are all inextricably linked: to each other; to all the other beings sharing our journey through the universe on Spaceship Earth; to every living thing; to our planet’s entire biosphere – and, indeed, to all of space, and all … Continue reading

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How to save the world, from George Monbiot

George does it again, and inspires me. This great man should receive a Nobel Prize. A major means of humanity’s attack on nature is overfishing. The worst attack on land-based nature is agriculture — we do need to feed those … Continue reading

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Is it only a dream that there’ll be no more turning away

There are now eight billion of us on Spaceship Earth (and counting), and although it’s only a relatively small proportion of the total, a great many of our fellow travellers are undergoing tremendous suffering while the rest of us turn … Continue reading

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Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

In recent years I’ve come to fear marketing speak. Phrases such as ‘innovative software initiative’ send chills down my back and tend to make me break out in a cold sweat. Back in January I posted about the upcoming retirement … Continue reading

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How to be a free-thinker, part one

Throwing off shackles is a two-stage process: One has to acknowledge that a box exists before being able to think outside it. Me, 2021 Google and Facebook track you, learn how you think, and seek to manipulate you in pursuit of … Continue reading

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There are far too many people on Spaceship Earth

… who lack basic essentials such as water, food, shelter, friends – and empathy. Especially that last. (Human) population is a serious problem; mainly because it’s crowding out the other residents of ‘our’ planet. The more serious issue, though, is … Continue reading

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We need to treat climate change as the emergency it is

There are still far too many in denial of reality. I’ve said it all before. I’m tired of being told I’m an ‘alarmist’. ‘Enjoy’ the heatwave, folks. And remember, from here on it only gets ‘better’.

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