Category Archives: How the World Really Works

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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The Street Drug Poisoning Crisis

Matthew Schimpky, a volunteer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Overdose Prevention Society, takes a break from work to look after a resident’s dog. Photo by Sarah Blyth, a founding member and frontline worker for the Society, part of an amazing photo … Continue reading

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What If We Got Rid of Offices?

cartoon by the late New Yorker cartoonist Robert Weber, one of the few cartoonists who worked mostly with charcoal One of the things that CoVid-19 has made clear is that “offices” for individual workers (and so-called “executives”), and even for … Continue reading

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CoVid-19: Let’s Admit We Still Don’t Know

This is the 13th 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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Links of the Month: October 2020

cartoon by Reza Farazmand at poorlydrawnlines.com In my dream you were beautiful, backlit, noble. In the low light of the window you were leaning on the edge. The high rises and billboards for perfume and call girls, the steam above … Continue reading

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Ten Tips For Dealing With Complex Predicaments

Dave Snowden’s Cynefin Framework This is a bit of a screed against really bad “strategic” plans, which is to say most of the documents that go by that name. Most written plans these days are means to achieve a particular … Continue reading

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CoVid-19: Making Sense of the Numbers

This is the 12th 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 that … Continue reading

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Inequality and the Death of the Arts

painting by Bowen Island artist Jeanette Wrenshall, from my own collection My island community is full of artists — one of the largest proportions in the country. They came here, mostly, for sanctuary. It’s an incredibly beautiful and relatively undeveloped … Continue reading

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Misinformed

faked “bible burning by BLM protestors” video produced by RT, a Russian propaganda agency, rebroadcast by Trump Jr and others I got holy children to show me the light, singing “hallelujah, brother how about you”? Yeah, we got holy scriptures … Continue reading

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The End of Ideas

I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am… I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is … Continue reading

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