Dreams of Eden

19.06.2013
Do we need a new story to give us the determination to influence our political masters and mistresses into taking action? Do we need a...

The Values Fix: Now or Never?

19.06.2013
Technical advances alone cannot dictate our future. We must decide whether we are a part of, or apart from, Mother Nature, the natural...

ValuesQuest

19.06.2013
I welcome the Club of Rome's ValuesQuest agenda, because it challenges this deficit of aspiration. And because I'd like to see more 'becoming'...

Private Cities in the Jungle

24.05.2013
Plans are afoot to build private cities in Honduras, complete with their own tax-systems, immigration policies, and alternative legal systems....

Racist Bridges

24.05.2013
Maybe there are racist bridges. The claim sounds as bizarre now as it did the first time I heard it some years ago. But it's what came...

Wonder and Terror in Art and Science

24.05.2013
Having been asked to participate in a panel discussion at HowTheLightGetsIn 2013 entitled "Of Wonder and Terror" I have been reflecting...

A Palace in the Slums

24.05.2013
I climbed down once into a corrugated iron tunnel the size of a dog kennel in the slums of Freetown, and came out the other side into a...
Not Just a Pretty Face

Not Just a Pretty Face

24.05.2013
It is painful enough for a woman to know how to think about her body. Here's culture, screaming at us on the one hand to be sexy, and on...
The Rural Economy

The Rural Economy

24.05.2013
The rural economy faces significant challenges that do not arise in urban areas. This has contributed to a rural recession which is different...
The Politics and Economics of Violence

The Politics and Economics of Violence

24.05.2013
In the US from 1900 to the present, the rates of both suicide and homicide have risen significantly, to epidemic levels, only after Republicans...
Time Travel and HowTheLightGetsIn

Time Travel and HowTheLightGetsIn

22.05.2013
Time travel was invented for festivals like How The Light Gets In (HTLGI). It's a maddeningly exciting place. Maddening because there's...

Art of Wisdom or Arts of Wisdom?

20.05.2013
Can we separate thinking from being? I'd suggest that thinking, rational and irrational, is part of being, that thinking implies language,...
Why Trolls Matter

Why Trolls Matter

10.05.2013
So, here's a thought: without the trolls, the internet wouldn't be worth having. No doubt you've heard by now that anonymous commenters...
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