Category Archives: Our Culture / Ourselves

Salvaging Human Society

For many years, my writing about collapse centred around the “3 E’s” — economic, energy, and ecological collapse. They are of course connected. An economy cannot be maintained when severe weather events keep crashing the infrastructure everywhere, or when climate … Continue reading

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CoVid-19: The Go-for-Zero Strategy

This is the 14th 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. I am producing these articles in the belief … Continue reading

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Pollard’s Laws

We will just keep going Until we drop And this is not a sad thing. All the leaves that ever lived Did the same. — Alice Walker (2020) (images of Alice Walker and Ursula Le Guin above CC-SA 2.0 from … Continue reading

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Deliberately So

image CC0 from pexels.com Lately I have been enjoying a series of podcasts from a young Toronto-based group called The Stoa. Some of their recent discussions have been about deliberative processes — the work we do, both personally and in … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: November 2020

image from Pikrepo, CC0 This poem is by the winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, Louise Glück, written last month: SONG Leo Cruz makes the most beautiful white bowls; I think I must get some to you but … Continue reading

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What’s the Matter with People?

New Yorker illustration by David Hornsby On September 1, I published an article called What If Trump Wins Again? Two months later, it seems timely. So I re-read it today, and think I called it just about right. If the results … Continue reading

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Still, Stand Still

drawing by Canadian artist Pierre Surtes, from my own collection (this is NOT the image in the poster I refer to below, which seemingly exists now only in my memory) When I was seventeen, my gf brought me a poster … Continue reading

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How to Speak Canayjun

I often get ribbed when I visit “the States” because of how I apparently pronounce the word about, and because I actually do say eh, instead of huh. But I’m always surprised at the number of words and expressions that … Continue reading

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Facing Collapse: Ten Important Questions for the 2020s

Image of Ken Ward in 2016 Valve-Turners action, from the film The Reluctant Radical.  It has been a year of terrible news and terrible realizations. A year of justifiable outrage and bewildered astonishment. A year of dashed hopes, false expectations and … Continue reading

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The Entanglement Hypothesis

image adapted from Pixabay, CC0 This article is a bit of a wild ride. If its subject (the nature of consciousness) is not of interest, give it a wide berth. If you are interested, then since this is a particularly … Continue reading

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