The Long Slow Goodbye Our world is dying. We are killing it. We pride ourselves on our adaptability, Yet we are locked in an anachronistic worldview: One that deludes us into believing That what once was will ever be. It’s … Continue reading
Posted in ... wait, what?, art, Core thought, Education, Environment, Poetry, Science
Tagged arrogance, Carl Sagan, Earth, ignorance, solar system
Gaia, swirling heaven. Mankind blossoms, then explodes; the end: just deserts?
Posted in Biodiversity, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, Poetry
Tagged blossoms, deserts, explodes, Gaia, Haiku, heaven, just deserts, Mankind, swirling, the end
It’s sad but true that one can be Adept at counting numbers, Yet at the same time fail to see Which ones make up the wonders. All things in life may be defined As strings of ones and zeroes. Discernment … Continue reading
There once was just this little bard who dreamt of being great. A tale begins. Words on an empty slate Advent’rous soul, explorer, he set foot upon the path. The way unclear; could not see far sought wisdom from a … Continue reading
Posted in Fantasy, Poetry
Tagged aegis, bard, death, Egress, Everquest, geas, geis, life, maze, quest
Murder one? Slung inside. Poison hundreds? Genocide. Slaughter thousands? National pride. Personal bankrupt? Gee, that’s tough. Enterprise dies? Not good enough. Massive layoffs? Feed at the trough.
The voice of reason… it makes perfect sense: when you can’t win, distract the audience.
Posted in ... wait, what?, GCD: Global climate disruption, People, Phlyarology, Poetry, Science, Strategy
Tagged AGW, climate change, consensus, denial, environment, global warming, Naomi Oreskes
Earnt through sweat and worry, Beer tokens flow: Out and in, Down and up. Decade-spanning cycles Seem to merrily move; The misery of the downs Lost in distant fog. Folding paper, Chinking coins Representing… What? Stored labour? Money is power. … Continue reading
We are all agreed The Big One says build fences Protection needed. Hide behind the fence Bar enemy from crossing Shoot first, ask later. Defense is offense. Protection is illusion. Tear down the fences. Step outside yourself Pretend you are another We … Continue reading
Posted in Communication, Core thought, Culture, People, Poetry
Tagged barriers, boundaries, enemy, fences, friend, Haiku, hate, love, Stephen Hawking, war
Progress? Define, please. Interminably exchanging emails As both sides miscommunicate; Pick up the phone to talk? Unbelievably passé. Reams and reams stand by To one side of the paperless office; While printers a degree require To double-side copies acquire. Desktop … Continue reading