Monthly Archives: April 2003

WHY SOCIETIES COLLAPSE

Jared Diamond, Pulitzer prize-winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel, recently gave a lecture on the collapse of societies, and how bad decision-making contributes to such collapses. Edge.org has the complete transcript . Diamond is working on his next book, … Continue reading

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WINNIPEG, SUMMER 1962: THE SMELL OF RAIN

(this memoir was prompted by David’s and Rayne’s childhood memory posts) 97 oF, fifth day in a row, and in those days no one had air conditioning. We’d go down in the basement with the Zenith portable radio and the … Continue reading

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DAVE POLLARD’S CREATIVE WORKS: TABLE OF CONTENTS

A premature obituary About the Author (March, 2003) An explanation of what motivates me to write in public for free Why I Blog (April, 2003) True stories, here and now Exurban Tale #1: Lessons from Chelsea (March, 2003) Exurban Tale … Continue reading

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WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO

As its title implies, one of the purposes of this blog is to lay out a specific action plan to restore ecological balance to our planet. This entails dealing with the fundamental cause of the imbalance (i.e. the behaviour of … Continue reading

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THE SEVENTEEN PROJECTS EXPLAINED

(this is reference material for the post immediately above) Primary (Big Hairy Audacious) Goals: G1 Healthy Communities, Healthy World, End to Suffering: Both physical and emotional health for all of Earth’s creatures; Well-being not Wealth G2 Stability & Diversity of … Continue reading

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PEEPER

at night sitting out on the back hill with Chelsea looking down toward the South pond everything sounds like this

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BUSINESS THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: A PRIMER FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGERS

Knowledge managers define knowledge as something that gives you the capacity to do something better than would be possible without it. In business, knowledge is further delineated by its position on the knowledge value chain – ‘raw’ data, information that … Continue reading

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EXURBAN TALE #2: LEADERS OUT OF PLACE

Our neighbour raises alpacas. Our dog Chelsea likes to go over to visit them, sticking her nose through the fence. Alpacas are insatiably curious, and today they charge over to see us, babies in front, adults warier, moving to surround … Continue reading

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HOUSE OF CARDS

Now get your set of US regime change playing cards ( .pdf format ) from the satirical TRO. Absolutely hilarious pictures of the entire Bush regime, neocon wingnut advisors and corporate cronies. Fun! Educational! A great reminder to keep tabs … Continue reading

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WHY CANADIANS FEAR AMERICA

The title of this essay alone is likely to get me into trouble with both Canadians (“We do not!”) and Americans (“You ingrates still don’t get it.”), but someone ought to talk about this. Let me start by dispensing with … Continue reading

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