Author Archives: Dave Pollard

Links for the Month: October 2021

cartoon by the amazing Will McPhail (his new book’s now out) It’s very strange regularly being triggered into a state of anxiety, while “knowing” intuitively and intellectually that there is nothing to be anxious about. It’s very strange dealing regularly with … Continue reading

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Bad News

cartoon by Bill Bramhall in the NY Daily News I confess: I am easily seduced into fear over the vast amount of, and seeming power of, misinformation and disinformation in our modern world. As the US and other parts of … Continue reading

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Resenting Our Dependence

How we did this before civilization culture (30,000 years ago) How we do it now under civilization culture Learning and staying informed self-directed, with self-selected mentors dependent on massive hierarchical education systems and dumbed-down mainstream media Making a living simple … Continue reading

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The Seductive Promise of Dialogue

my representation of the key elements of David Bohm’s Dialogue methodology, using some of the Group Works  facilitation cards The origin of the word dialogue has nothing to do with “two”, or even with “conversation”, but means simply “through reasoning … Continue reading

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The Problem We’re Trying to Solve

This is a work of fiction. The avatars above and below were created using Picrew “Dad — can I ask you something?” “Of course” “My mentor team has suggested I participate in a new program called Evolving Avatars. You know … Continue reading

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We All Have Indigenous Wisdom

The word indigenous literally means “born of a particular place”. We may, most of us, be disconnected from the natural world in which we were born and in which we live now, and we may be ignorant of, and even … Continue reading

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What Critical Race Theory Teaches Us About Our Propensity for Change

photo from a women’s march, source not cited In a recent article in the New Yorker, Jelani Cobb chronicles the work of Derrick Bell, considered by many the father of Critical Race Theory (CRT). It’s a strange name for a … Continue reading

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The Three Daves

scene from Le Roi de Coeur We all have multiple personas, and, except for those who have severe cognitive disabilities, we navigate between them rather effortlessly. The way we speak, carry ourselves and even think, when we’re in our ‘work … Continue reading

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Canada’s Election Non-Event

cartoon by David Parkins in the Globe & Mail Monday was election day in Canada. Nothing changed. The results were essentially identical to those of the last election. If there were any significant changes in voting patterns, they were these: … Continue reading

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Overshoot: Where We Stand Now (Guest Post by Michael Dowd)

My friend Michael Dowd has been researching and writing about economic, ecological and civilizational collapse as long as I have, and he’s interviewed many of the world’s leading thinkers on the subject. In my latest links I mentioned the article … Continue reading

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