Monthly Archives: March 2006

What Do We Do When We Can’t Get Along? The Pros and Cons of Homomemeity

OK,so you are talking to your neighbour, someone you trust very much. She tells you that she has undeniable evidence that one of your other neighbours regularly beats his wife and child, and asks for your advice what to do. … Continue reading

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The Precautionary Principle, and Treating Polluters as Murderers

Cartoon by Barry Deutsch of Alas, A Blog fame, in ZMag. The mega-polluters, companies like ExxonMobil and Monsanto, and other corporatist plunderers, continue to wage their physical and chemical war on the environment, but lately their propaganda war on the … Continue reading

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Feeling Unbearable Grief for Gaia

Since I began this weblog three years ago, I’ve been trying to come to grips personally, and explain to others, the enormous feelings of sorrow, helplessness and anxiety that pervade most of my waking hours. As Einstein would have predicted, the … Continue reading

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When the Law and the Truth Cease to Matter

At some point in the last fifty years, while we were all focused on day-to-day events in our own parts of the world, something important and unexpected happened that we didn’t notice. This was a half-century, for those lucky enough … Continue reading

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A Field Mouse Story

Dave tries his hand again at children’s literature. A little heavy-handed, perhaps, for children. And it definitely needs an illustrator.Alfi, Beti, Gema and Del didn’t know quite what to do. They had always relied on their mother (‘always’ being the … Continue reading

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Men Offer Appreciation; Women Offer Attention

Caution: Outrageous generalizations ahead (but interesting, and perhaps useful).One of the things I’ve learned about the human animal (that I neglected to include in my last list) is: What people seek from others, more than anything else, is attention and … Continue reading

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Links for the Week – March 25/06

The New Economy The Economist Doesn’t Get Open Source: I know the Economist is conservative, but sometimes their inability to grasp new concepts astounds me. Here they attempt to shrug off Open Source as inherently limited and fatally flawed. Thanks … Continue reading

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Dreaming in Petrocolour: The End of Oil Dependency?

Fig. 1: Projected global production of petroleum and natural gas. Fig. 2: Theoretical projected US petroleum use if Amory Lovins’ Rocky Mountain Institute proposals were fully implemented. Global use is about 4-5x these amounts. Projected global use in 2020 is … Continue reading

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Try Not To (Try Not To (Try Too Hard))

Some things I’ve learned about the human animal: We are who we are. We each have our addictions, good and bad. The poet ee cummings said* To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done — in Meetings

Fig. 1: GTD Process for Meetings I‘ve written before about David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology. I’m still using the GTD process fifteen months after I started, and it has significantly improved my productivity and organization, freed up my mind … Continue reading

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