Category Archives: Core thought

The Anti-Democracy Movement Run Amok

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
As I lay in bed at 5:30 this morning seeking that elusive thing called sleep, I received an email with Robert Reich’s latest newsletter.  Despite my better judgment, I started reading the piece and…

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Too hot? Too cold?

A guest post by Bob Rich Don’t reach for the thermostat yet. You can save a huge amount of electricity, gas, firewood or whatever your temperature-control energy source is and yet live a good life. Let me tell you a … Continue reading

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Earth Day ft. The Candy

Originally posted on Fat Guy Workout:
This image is made by The candy as a sweet gesture Today is Earth Day and I am bringing you a very special blog to draw your attention to this important day. I will…

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Happy 🌎 Earth 🌍 Month 🌏

Spring has sprungThe grass is rizI wonder where dem boidies is?Some say da boid is on da wingBut dat’s absoid –I always thought da wing was on da boid… My Dad (1927–2012) 10 ways you can shape a brighter future … Continue reading

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The greatest weapon in the green warrior’s arsenal

tl;dr: Just Say No. From birth to puberty, a hamster doubles its weight each week. If it didn’t stop when mature, as animals do, and continued to double on its first birthday, we would be staring at a nine billion … Continue reading

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Using leaf appropriation to tackle the climate crisis

Readers of my wibblettes over the years may have got the impression that I’m not exactly a fan of advertising (and that would be right). Even when such ‘communications’ give an honest portrayal of the product or service on offer, … Continue reading

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Spring has almost sprung – and the bees need our help!

Just yesterday (as I write this, on 04Mar2022) a ginormous bumblebee buzzed past me, and said, “Spring is coming!” Well, not literally, but the message was clear. It reminded me of the fact that ‘our’ planet’s bee population is in … Continue reading

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A magical interlude: the mystery calculator

In 1957, Leon Festinger wrote a book about cognitive dissonance, in which he suggested that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency, and that when presented with conflicting information, the struggle to reconcile the differences causes mental stress. I’ve been … Continue reading

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On expiry of a custom domain name

My post last week, ‘How to ensure that your blog lives forever, revisited‘, needs a follow-up, as an unanticipated situation arose. (I would probably have spotted it myself in time, but then again, perhaps not, and I am indebted to Goldie … Continue reading

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How to ensure that your blog lives forever, revisited

The World Wide Web has a serious design flaw, one that ensures that link rot is endemic. The domain name system (DNS) requires that domains be regularly maintained; a fee must be paid to keep the name in operation. In effect, it ignores the inevitability of death. Continue reading

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