Category Archives: social change

Tackling the ‘climate change’ dragon

What exactly do I believe about climate change? And why do I want to know? Lately I’ve found myself sometimes getting into a state of near panic when I think about it. Lurking in the background of my life these … Continue reading

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Brave parents & the progress torch

I’ve just finished reading a special chapter in a special book* – and it still shimmers in my consciousness.   Chapter One – Dancing in the eye of the Storm – was written by Kathy Witterick, someone I’m proud to call … Continue reading

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Notes from the blogosphere #2 (+ last!)

As the world-wide web becomes foreground, national borders become background.   Other languages recede, and English – the language that just happens to be in the right place at the right time in history – has become the most used language … Continue reading

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Notes from the blogosphere #1

The process of blogging has been such a rich learning experience. It reminds me of wandering  through a forest.  At first, it is strange; we notice more over time, like the leaves turning when rain is coming.   Ever so subtly … Continue reading

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Conversations in the blogosphere…

I often talk about blogging as a new form of worldwide conversation that most people haven’t yet recognized as such – and of course most of humanity are still not even able to access.   As one of my favourite fellow-bloggers … Continue reading

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Thinking about guns….

“There are lessons here on U.S. gun culture, and the risks inherent in allowing a prevalence of weapons that makes it easy for the deranged — as the killer must surely have been — to obtain them.”* “The deranged”.   How … Continue reading

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Occupy?

In the sixties, computers like we have now hadn’t been invented.  They were a ‘futuristic’ concept.  Some of us dreamed that eventually there would be a computer on every desk in schools.  We thought computers would be used to create … Continue reading

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Blogging consciousness…

Why do I blog?   Probably the majority of bloggers ask themselves, occasionally, why they do it, what they are after.    Am I posting too often, or too little?   And ultimately “What is my goal?” * When I ask myself why, … Continue reading

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Reflections on a friendship…

At a cottage by a lake on the Precambrian shield we four longtime friends spent this weekend together.    Raising our children, we sometimes even lived in the same neighbourhood.  Over the years, we shared many concerns, cheers and tears.   Now … Continue reading

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Different drummer

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. It is not important that he should … Continue reading

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