Author Archives: Dave Pollard

The Right to Do Nothing

one of many recent anti-mandate protests in Europe and the Caribbean, this one in Croatia; AP photo via Al Jazeera The arguments against getting vaccinated are now coalescing around the issue of “mandates”. These arguments no longer insist that the … Continue reading

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The Impossible Dream

cover art by Eric Drooker This week’s (Nov. 15) New Yorker is pretty depressing reading, but as I read it I realized that all of the analyses in the issue are focused on complex, intractable problems, and, refreshingly, none of … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort: A Radical Non-Duality FAQ

image by amira_a from flickr, via pixhere, cc by 2.0 Several people have recently asked me questions (sometimes with concerns about my mental health) about why I have tentatively come to believe in what is being called ‘radical non-duality’. So … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: November, 2021

cartoon by the ever-brilliant Sandra Boynton I have been pretty grouchy sometimes in the last few months (like, whenever I read anything about COP26, or the racist murder trials in the US). I know there is no justification for it, … Continue reading

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What to Learn and Practice Before TSHTF

image by fellow Canadian blogger Alan Levine on flickr, CC-BY-2.0 Because we cannot hope to predict how, when, how fast, or in what stages, civilization’s collapse is going to proceed, it’s pretty much impossible to “prepare” for it. In any … Continue reading

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IHME Reverses Course on Excess Deaths, and Crashes

This is the 22nd 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. cumulative excess deaths Mar 2020-May 2021 (red numbers) … Continue reading

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Unconditional

Image is from iTunes visualizer. Consciousness is a social construct. It never would have taken conceptual shape if people hadn’t talked about it with one another. It did not cause us to reflect on it. Rather, our reflection on it … Continue reading

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Self-tethered: On the Impossibility of Letting Go

image by Paul79UF When I came to the conclusion that there is no such thing as free will, it changed my perspective on many of the human practices that presume we do have free will — religions, cognitive behavioural therapy, … Continue reading

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Ten Questions I’m Thinking About Now

me with my latest creation These days I try not to think about the future — it only creates anxiety and there’s no way to predict it, or really even prepare for it. And I’ve long given up trying to … Continue reading

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CoVid-19: The Long Road Ahead

As we head into another winter season of the pandemic, there are a number of scenarios that might play out from here. We are still enormously ignorant about many important facts about the virus and the pandemic, but some things … Continue reading

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