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My New Bio

In 2010, after 40 years trying to work within the industrial growth society, Dave walked away from it. During that 40 years he advised entrepreneurs about innovation, research, sustainability, coping with complexity, and the effective use of knowledge and social … Continue reading

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Civilization Disease

Image of homelessness from the now-defunct Italian blog Moving & Learning. Big Pharma loves to invent new ‘diseases’ so that they can then invent dubious new drugs to ‘cure’ them, give them an official-sounding acronym (“ED” for hawking Viagra to … Continue reading

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Dave’s New Home

I’ve been in BC for ten days, house-hunting on the Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island. So far, the plan I set out a year ago — to summer on the BC coast or gulf islands, and to ‘winter’ in Australia … Continue reading

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the courage to be present

(in which Dave attempts to psychoanalyze and counsel himself, as part of a practice of learning to be present) As the new year begins, the old me begins yet another evolution. I am in BC, searching for my new ‘summer … Continue reading

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Dave’s Favourite Songs of the ‘Naught-ies’

Caveat: Extensive list consisting substantially of World-Weary Women Singer-Songwriter (WWW-SS) music ahead. May be hazardous to the health of those with depressive or misogynous tendencies. Once a decade, for the past five decades, I’ve made a list of my 30 … Continue reading

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Links and Tweets of the Week (belated): December 29, 2009

this map of online communities, c.2007, definitely needs updating; thanks to Howard Deane for the link PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S END Can Communities Collaborate?: Harold Jarche argues that in complicated environments (like groups of people in a company working on a … Continue reading

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The Cult of Individualism and the Desolation of the Earth

My friend Paul Heft sent around Derrick Jensen’s article on the need to bring down the industrial systems that are destroying our planet, and my article in response, A Serious Resistance, which argued: It is time for us to mount … Continue reading

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Intuition, Chemistry and Heart-Sense

Regular readers of this blog know that I believe deeply in the value and importance of connecting with, and trusting, your instincts. Recently I’ve been asked to explain what that means, exactly, and to differentiate ‘instinct’ from ‘chemistry’ and from … Continue reading

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