Author Archives: Dave Pollard

CoVid-19: By the Numbers

As governments and health authorities keep altering, suppressing and recalculating their CoVid-19 data, I’ve been tracking the numbers right from the start, in an attempt to learn some lessons about pandemics from my brief stint with a team of epidemiologists … Continue reading

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A Prayer to No One

cartoon by Michael Leunig May it be seen that we fretful, fearful humans are just lost, hurt, struggling, bewildered creatures doing our best, and that no one is ‘to blame’ for what has happened on this damaged, desolated planet. May … Continue reading

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Indecent Jobs

What happens when what employers can afford to pay to sustain their profit growth is less than what workers need to make ends meet? (Hint: It starts with a ‘C’) There is a class/caste war going on throughout the Euro-American … Continue reading

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I Doubt It

Caravaggio’s 1601 painting The Incredulity of St Thomas, based on the biblical story that gave rise to the expression “Doubting Thomas”. Image from wikipedia, in the public domain. You’re probably tired of hearing me say how all our behaviour and … Continue reading

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Who Will Be [formerly: Will Elon Musk Be] Trump’s Running Mate in 2024?

OK, I’ll admit it — I didn’t know that US citizens who weren’t born in the US cannot legally become VP of the country. I’m leaving the previously-written article intact at the bottom of this post, but adding, up front, … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: November 2022

cartoon by Michael Leunig, of course They’re rioting in Africa. They’re starving in Spain. There’s hurricanes in Florida and Texas needs rain. The whole world is festering with unhappy souls. The French hate the Germans. The Germans hate the Poles. … Continue reading

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The Other Side of ‘No Me’

For seven years now, I have been watching/listening to radical non-duality speakers. Although I write about it a lot, I’m really not trying to convince anyone of anything — I’m just trying to sort it out in my own mind. … Continue reading

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What a Fool Believes

another astonishing cartoon by Michael Leunig A dear friend said to me, a couple of months back: “You say that as if you know that for a fact; it’s just what you believe, which is ultimately just your opinion”. At … Continue reading

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No Reason

This is a fairly deep dive into the message of radical non-duality, and some of the more exasperating and enduring questions it gives rise to. Definitely not easy going, or in any way useful. You’ve been warned! cartoon by Michael … Continue reading

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Our Perverse, and Accidental, ‘Human’ Nature

Further ruminations on this post on our collective nature, and this post on our propensity to hate. photo: CC0, from pixabay I. On the malleability of our beliefs The poet EE Cummings famously railed against our propensity to yield to our … Continue reading

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