Monthly Archives: June 2007

Saturday Links for the Week — June 30, 2007

What’s Important This Week: Hedge Funds are Next Domino in US Housing Market Collapse: With houses sitting vacant, prices tumbling and mortgage foreclosures soaring, it was only a matter of time before hedge funds, the absurdly overpriced financial instruments used … Continue reading

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Ten Mid-Year’s Intentions

The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that they create anxiety, hope, and usually ultimately disappointment. So I’m starting a new tradition — Mid-Year’s intentions. These aren’t things you want to do, they’re things you know you’re going to do. … Continue reading

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Messing With Complexity

Photo of trees infested with MPB, from Canadian Forest ServiceBruce Sterling writes: It’s both disquieting and liberating to realize that freedom doesn’t require any free will. Even phenomena as dumb and blind as lightning, wind and rain have what physicists … Continue reading

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Knowledge in the Workplace: Have It Your Way

 I‘m trying to understand why social networking applications (and to some extent online research) are still not getting much mainstream traction in organizations. The vast majority of SNA use, it seems, is for personal purposes, or by technology geeks. Meanwhile, researchers and … Continue reading

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Can You Run Out of Things to Say When You Never Say Anything At All?

My newest short story is an exercise writing in an unfamiliar (female) voice, and using fiction as a medium to expose provocative ideas. Let me know if you think it succeeds at either, or both. Natalie, dear friend, I need your … Continue reading

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Living a Natural Life

I mentioned in a recent post that I am torn between the temptation to create Natural, Intentional Communities and Natural Enterprises as ‘working models’ that can help the survivors of our civilization’s inevitable collapse later this century, and  the temptation … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread – June 24, 2007

What I’m thinking about, and planning on writing (and podcasting) about soon: Performance Art: A group of us in Toronto are spreading the project started by artists Melisa Christensen and Matt Lein in NYC last month. It involves putting their … Continue reading

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Saturday Links for the Week – June 23, 2007

Photo of a cat looking through a screen by local photographer Terry Krysak What’s Important This Week: “The Earth Today Stands in Immediate Peril: ..and nothing short of a planetary rescue will save it from the environmental cataclysm of dangerous climate … Continue reading

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Standing Up to Conservative Bullying

Child victim of the war in Iraq. Photo from Newcastle-Emlyn anti-war site.Canadians, for the most part, love peace and nature, and we are progressive in our thinking. Unfortunately, we are also complacent, naive, and poorly informed. This has allowed a … Continue reading

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The Company We Keep, and the Company (Chelsea Green Publishing) I’ll Be Keeping

John Abrams’ The Company We Keep is the story of a Natural Enterprise, with all of the qualities necessary to be a sustainable, responsible, joyful business (in stark contrast to most traditional corporations): It’s egalitarian, not hierarchical. It adapts to … Continue reading

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