Disruption – the nature of it. A Myriad dance with Debbie.

Last week in my home state of Queensland we had an extreme weather event called Debbie. Cyclone Debbie to be exact. She made landfall in north Queensland, with winds of up to 260 kilometers an hour, March 28th. Many homes were lost. Lives changed course. Heartbreak. Then Debbie moved south and dropped an alarming amount of rain onto South East … Read More

Moving from an economy of extraction to extinction – to omni-generative

Our current economic model is designed to extract to extinction. Extract impounded solar energy (fossil fuels) from Earth, some billions of years in the making, and costing millions of energy dollars for Earth to produce, to make a profit in the short term (several hundred years of wealth for a small few), for which the future humans and Earth will … Read More

Strong views loosely held

Strong views enable people to know what you stand for. When people know what you stand for it allows them to choose engagement or not. Fundamentalist views are views that are closed to any possibility of change. There is no argument of any kind capable of shifting a person with a strong closed view. The best evidence, the most rational … Read More

The Heart of a Pioneer – a world without maps depends on an inviolate compass

Last weekend my daughter and a friend climbed Mt Warning, Northern New South Wales, a 1,156m mountain that looks across at the most easterly point of Australia, Byron Bay. The climb gets tricky towards the top, with rocks and mud and slipperiness. It requires intense concentration and a good dose of courage. I wonder at those people who forged paths … Read More