Author Archives: Dave Pollard

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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The Future of Activism

forms of activism, adapted from the book Deep Green Resistance We are learning, I think more and more, that most activism simply doesn’t work — it may change minds for a while, but it rarely seems to change anything in … Continue reading

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Links for the Month: September 2021

Photo by Steve Toombs, North Vancouver, young bobcat in the rain I can see the place where I came from I can hear those sounds right now I can find the paths I used to run And believe I still … Continue reading

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No Animal is Meant to Live the Way We Have Lived for the Last Ten Thousand Years

Photo credits, clockwise from upper left:  1. China pollution — Damir Sagoli for Reuters; 2. Trump stormtroopers in Portland — Noah Berger for AP: 3. Garbage-pickers in Lagos — Samantha Appleton, in The New Yorker;  4. Refugees in Greece — Daniel … Continue reading

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