Monthly Archives: May 2008

Saturday Links for the Week — May 31, 2008

Why Gas is So Expensive: As my chart from last year (above) suggests, I can’t figure out why it’s so inexpensive. Since 2004, crude oil has tripled in price yet the price at the gas pump has only doubled. Andrew … Continue reading

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Friday Flashback — The Importance of Place

Three years ago I wrote an article on the importance of place — how important the place(s) we live are to who we are, and how as we learn about ourselves we also learn where we belong, where is our … Continue reading

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Science as Ideology, and the Environment as a ‘Charity Case’

Although it has recently disgraced itself by promoting hate propaganda, CBC radio’s Ideas series still occasionally comes up with some thought-provoking programs. One of these is the series How to Think About Science, which has been running Wednesday nights since … Continue reading

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Talking to Myself

…In which Dave the Introvert and Dave the Extrovert debate who he is, what he’s meant to do, and where he belongs. Perhaps, as a good friend suggests, it’s a process of elimination? Dave the Introvert: OK Mr. Love-Conversation-and-Community-are-Everything, let … Continue reading

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Know Who You Are –> Know What You’re Meant to Do –> Know Where You Belong

My friend Paul Heft, in response to my article about the difference between what you’re meant to do and what you’re meant to be, wrote: As soon as you use comparisons or quantification (“uniquely good at”) you are talking about … Continue reading

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Saturday Links of the Week — May 24, 2008

Adopt a Shelter Pet: From Wild Ginger, a heart-breaking story I Found Your Dog Today, by an anonymous author. When you’re figuring out how to make the world a better place, please don’t forget our animal friends. Living as If…: … Continue reading

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Friday Flashback: The Fear of Nature

Four years ago I wrote a long article trying to understand and explain the physical, psychological and intellectual evolution of the human species through the advent of ‘civilization’ and how that has given rise to a physical and psychological separation … Continue reading

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AHA! Again

—————————————————- This afternoon I met up with Jeremy Heigh, a very successful young entrepreneur whose Sift Everything blog has been on hiatus for awhile. Jeremy has moved from venture capital advisory to strategy advisory work, built on foresight (using scenarios, … Continue reading

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Where is Home?

My friend Patti Digh pointed me yesterday to an exercise proffered by Beth Patterson, to write an essay of no more than 750 words that answers the question: Where is home, to you? I have written articles all around this … Continue reading

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Principles for Intentional Community

Yesterday I reported on my visit to Whole Village, an Intentional Community near where I live, and in that report I described briefly the principles that community is guided by in its decisions and operations. I’ve heard and read about … Continue reading

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