Monthly Archives: January 2022

Inventing the Story of Me

image courtesy photo505.com One of the principal reasons we read, and write, and converse, and watch plays (including on TV and film), is that these social exchanges are essential, for each of us, to the creation of the Story of … Continue reading

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Portrait

image by aalmeidah from Pixabay , CC0 Restless again, and enjoying the first night in over a week that we haven’t been shrouded in a thick winter fog, I wander the suburban streets. This time I’ve had the sense to follow … Continue reading

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Microclimates

One of my small pleasures is my weather station, which is up on the roof of our apartment. (You can see the current data here.) Before we moved to Coquitlam (or kʷikʷəƛ̓əm to use its hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ First Nations name), last … Continue reading

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Effective Activism (a Repost)

The Alberta Tar Sands in 2015, twice the size it was in 2008 and soon to cover an area larger than NY State; its toxic sludge ponds alone are large enough to be visible from space. Photo by Dru Oja … Continue reading

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Characters of Our Own Making

scene from Le Roi de Coeur “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players” — WS One of the places that the enormous cognitive dissonance in my life often plays out, is in my volunteer … Continue reading

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There Is No “Why”

Another of Dave’s annoying and pointless radical non-duality posts drawing by Jonathan Bartlett in this intriguing NYT article Back when I was being paid an absurd amount of money as a management consultant, we occasionally used a technique called “Ask … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: January 2022

view out my window, of Lafarge Lake with holiday lights all around it, photo taken the other day I’m like a wolf, brought up in the city, out of its element And now uncomfortable, anxious, wherever I go. I hide … Continue reading

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In

cartoon by Will McPhail from his website; click on image to view larger size One of my favourite New Yorker cartoonists, Edinburgh’s Will McPhail, has published his first graphic novel. It’s just out, and it’s called In. And it’s astonishing. … Continue reading

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Trophic Cascades, Double Binds, and the Dawn of Everything

council of clan mothers in post-civ culture; diorama from Afterculture It’s not often that a book comes along that so undermines my beliefs that it brings about a seismic shift in my worldview. Sixteen years ago John Gray’s Straw Dogs did … Continue reading

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CoVid-19 vs Humans: A Game of Chess

Drawing by Derek Evernden at New Year’s, a year ago. Oops! The outcome of this match was hard to predict at the outset. Humans have fared pretty well over the last century at dealing with viruses. But the problem is, … Continue reading

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