Author Archives: Dave Pollard

Bird Stories

Bowen Island causeway — photo by my friend Judi Gedye in the Undercurrent Monday has become my day for what I am calling “mindless wandering”. The term is a bit of a spoof on the absurdity of “mindfulness”. My objective … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: April 2021

Well, what can we say? Biden continues to bomb and starve millions of women and children in Yemen, through its corrupt Saudi proxies. Israel tries to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities, again, to try to foment a US-Iran war. Biden sabre-rattles … Continue reading

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Gaslit at Every Turn

from GapingVoid.com by Hugh Macleod   In his comment on this cartoon, Venkatesh Rao wrote: “Organizations don’t suffer pathologies; they are intrinsically pathological constructs. Sociopaths, in their own best interests, knowingly promote over-performing losers into middle-management, groom under-performing losers into sociopaths, and leave … Continue reading

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I Still Don’t Want to Hear Your Story

painting “In Deep Conversation” by Irish artist Pam O’Connell Seven years ago, I wrote a post called Why I Don’t Want to Hear Your Story, describing why bios, OKCupid profiles, and other mostly ‘past-tense’ stories of what you’ve done, are not … Continue reading

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Notes From the Rising Dark, Pt 1

subdivision in Cathedral City CA; aerial photo by Damon Winter in the NYT An Imagined Letter from COVID-19 to Humans (by Kristin Flyntz) Stop. Just stop. It is no longer a request. It is a mandate. We will help you. … Continue reading

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Borderline Madness

Pity the poor futurists, especially those who make population forecasts. Nothing like seeing your colossal mistakes saved in internet amber for all time, attracting the derision of those with 20-20 hindsight. In 1990 (that’s just 30 years ago), the US … Continue reading

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Headline Silliness

Canadian Borg, different versions in various places on the web; original source unknown I‘ve always wished I were funny. Humour is a craft that seems to come easily to some, and for others seems almost impossible to pull off. And … Continue reading

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CoVid-19: Known and Unknown Unknowns

This is the 16th in a series of articles on CoVid-19. I am not a medical expert, but have worked with epidemiologists and have some expertise in research, data analysis and statistics. I am producing these articles in the belief … Continue reading

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Completely Irresponsible

photo: CC0, from pixabay The greatest challenge in shrugging off the belief that humans have free will, is how to reconcile that with the feelings of responsibility and blaming that are so deeply conditioned in us. The cognitive dissonance is … Continue reading

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Our Post-CoVid-19 Behaviours

The Vlogbrothers, John & Hank Green, have to be two of the smartest and most creative people on the planet. They’re both extraordinary authors, and world-class science and culture journalists. They can also be disarmingly funny, and even outrageous. Hank … Continue reading

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