Drowning in Stuff

October 21, 2015


Great piece here on The Guardian about Buying Less Crap!  inspiration to keep things simple: The second you open your wallet to buy something, it costs you – and in more ways than you might think. Yes, of course there’s the price tag and the corresponding amount of time it took you to earn that amount […]

The Flowering of Human Consciousness

August 1, 2015


The Flowering

Earth, 114 million years ago, one morning just after sunrise: The first flower ever to appear on the planet opens up to receive the rays of the sun. Prior to this momentous event that heralds an evolutionary transformation in the life of plants, the planet had already been covered in vegetation for millions of years. […]

Four of My Favorite Non Profits

June 25, 2013



Number 1 – SEA SHEPHERD http://www.seashepherd.org/ A stand in Navy to defend the Antarctic Whales – and a whole range of other creatures that live in the sea or upon the shore.  These people are falling off the edge of Non-Violent protest, and I think that’s why I love them, interventionist and confrontational is probably […]

Posted in: AntiGreed, Capitalism, Green

On Objects and Branding

May 11, 2013



It has been a while since the last post, but here is a thought that needs to be recorded in the cloud by Kevin McCloud (the presenter of “Grand Designs”) on “Objects”  When someone gives you or sells you an object they have made [personally], like a pot, or a chair, or a building, there is […]

The Six Headwinds to Growth in the USA

October 20, 2012



The world is going to look completely different in the coming years as our economic growth based model shifts down by a couple of gears.  Here is a wonderfully written piece from Robert J Gordon: “Is US economic growth over? Faltering innovation confronts the six headwinds“. Get ready for GDP of <1% as the United States (and the […]

The Answers

June 11, 2012



If you are sick of having the obvious shortcommings of “The System” identified and need some answers then this post is for you.  If the structure of the existing Capitalistic system does not change rapidly with a good deal of the reformist policies noted below then the only other option is violence towards the elite class, even now the guillotine is being sharpened, […]

The Definitive Simple Living Guide

May 17, 2012


simple living back to basics

If you’re interested in simplifying your life, this is a great guide (it’s all based on the 2 golden principals of simple living: Identify what’s most important to you by making a list of 4 or 5 priority things, Eliminate everything else), here it is: Evaluate your commitments. Look at everything you’ve got going on in your life. Everything, […]

Posted in: Simple Living

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