Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Work That Seems Worth Doing Now

painting “In Deep Conversation” by Irish artist Pam O’Connell “It’s about negotiating the surrender of our whole way of living,” writes Dougald Hine. Dougald was the co-founder ten years ago of the Dark Mountain project he is now leaving behind, and … Continue reading

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A Plague

painting: A Swarm of Locusts by Emil Schmidt, in the public domain A plague (in its generic meaning) is defined as “a destructively numerous influx or multiplication of a noxious animal; an epidemic disease causing a high rate of mortality”. It … Continue reading

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Where We Are Now: More on the Culture of Fear

Image of ghost town in Japan, near Nagasaki, abandoned when the coal ran out, from pxhere, CC0 Three years ago I wrote an article entitled A Culture Driven By Fear: The Psychology of Collapse that argued that while healthy cultures strive to meet … Continue reading

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What Will It Take?

Last evening a group of about 30 Bowen Islanders watched a documentary called The Reluctant Radical. I arranged it, since the film profiles Ken Ward, who is a friend of Tree’s and who I’ve met a couple of times myself. … Continue reading

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