Monthly Archives: October 2020

Facing Collapse: Ten Important Questions for the 2020s

Image of Ken Ward in 2016 Valve-Turners action, from the film The Reluctant Radical.  It has been a year of terrible news and terrible realizations. A year of justifiable outrage and bewildered astonishment. A year of dashed hopes, false expectations and … Continue reading

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The Entanglement Hypothesis

image adapted from Pixabay, CC0 This article is a bit of a wild ride. If its subject (the nature of consciousness) is not of interest, give it a wide berth. If you are interested, then since this is a particularly … Continue reading

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The Street Drug Poisoning Crisis

Matthew Schimpky, a volunteer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Overdose Prevention Society, takes a break from work to look after a resident’s dog. Photo by Sarah Blyth, a founding member and frontline worker for the Society, part of an amazing photo … Continue reading

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What If We Got Rid of Offices?

cartoon by the late New Yorker cartoonist Robert Weber, one of the few cartoonists who worked mostly with charcoal One of the things that CoVid-19 has made clear is that “offices” for individual workers (and so-called “executives”), and even for … Continue reading

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CoVid-19: Let’s Admit We Still Don’t Know

This is the 13th 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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Is the Self a Mental Defect?

Image from wikimedia by Nick Hobgood, CC-BY-SA 3.0 “Many were increasingly of the opinion that they’d all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: October 2020

cartoon by Reza Farazmand at poorlydrawnlines.com In my dream you were beautiful, backlit, noble. In the low light of the window you were leaning on the edge. The high rises and billboards for perfume and call girls, the steam above … Continue reading

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Ten Tips For Dealing With Complex Predicaments

Dave Snowden’s Cynefin Framework This is a bit of a screed against really bad “strategic” plans, which is to say most of the documents that go by that name. Most written plans these days are means to achieve a particular … Continue reading

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Jim Newman at the Nothing Conference

Here are some lightly edited excerpts from Jim Newman‘s intro and Q&A, hosted by Emerson at the recent Nothing Conference: So this message is really a response to the individual’s not wanting to miss something. It has no answers to … Continue reading

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