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29 January 2016 - An End to War
We have wars on terror, drugs, and poverty. We fight for rights, freedom, and justice. We have backyard warriors, eco warriors, and social justice warriors. We compete for position, status, power, and to survive. We live in a deeply embattled society. When do we get to live in peace? When can we face our challenges […]
19 January 2016 - With Great Freedom Comes Great Responsibility
I’ve been watching news about the militia occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and am both saddened and bemused. The people who form the occupying militia like talking about how they are representing freedom. I don’t believe it. I support Linux and the free software movement. At the Linux Users annual picnic this last […]
01 January 2016 - 2016 New Year’s Wishes
May we all be guided by love, kindness, and compassion. May we all learn and practise how to share, cooperate, and respect one another. May we embrace responsibility as a gift that gives us agency and not an encumbrance. For those who I have intentionally or unintentionally hurt, I ask forgiveness. For those who have […]
08 December 2015 - Change and Ego Death
One of the most potent and unused metaphors for our time comes from the understanding that light is both a particle and a wave. Now more than ever, we need to recognise and respect everyone’s individuality. Now more than ever, we need to learn how to recognise our commonality and join forces to create change. […]
07 December 2015 - No Future Without Sharing, No Future Without Cooperating
I walk into a conference about sharing and collaborating. Roughly half the audience is female, little ethnic diversity is represented here. We have seven speakers for the current session: five men, two women, and one of the women is Asian. The guest speaker from abroad is a white man. The day is organised by a […]
25 November 2015 - No More Conspiracies!
I am tired of people handing me conspiracy theories. These will often be passed around as memes and I will have people insisting they are supporting the truth. It makes me especially sad when my “make love not war” crew are a part of this, seething in their own version of hatred with no self-reflection […]
20 November 2015 - Are You Feeling Depressed?
Whack Beliefs That May Be Ruining Your Day