Beauty of Beginnings – July 21st | Beauty of Beginnings

The fighter and the lover. I was born a fighter. Hurtling down a corridor in full crawl, swearing and spitting at my brother for some offence done to me, my first spoken words a cuss. I think of Nelson Mandela, 27 years in prison..the age of my daughter as I write. 27 years of refining his fighter and becoming a … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 30th | Beauty of Beginnings

Our economy is at war with many forms of life on Earth, including human life. What the Earth needs in order to avoid collapse is a massive contraction in humanities use of resources – all supplied by Earth. What our economic model demands in order to avoid its own collapse is unfettered growth. To look at these two opposing forces … Read More

Time for the Declaration of Human Responsibility to counterbalance and make honest the Declaration of Human Rights | Rights, responsibilities and integrity architecture

It is time to balance the Declaration of Human Rights with the Declaration of Human Responsibilities. Now that would be an evolutionary step. We have rights..but what about rights AND responsibilities? On December 10th, 1948 in Paris the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This very significant declaration is held in theory as a practice … Read More

What is ‘cheap’ labour? | Cheap Labour

  We humans are being called to account. Our system of capitalism – a system that has been built, that could only have been built, entirely on the ability to NOT count for the many externalities, such as the cost of Earth to create ‘fossil’ fuels, as well as the cost to release the ‘waste products’ of fossil fuels into … Read More

Our addiction to coupling – the values of a single life

I am not sure where I found my strong sense of identity. I think it arrived with me at birth. I was never the timid, frightened child. It was me, after all, that held my fists up to ward off the person bullying my older brother, all tiny me, undaunted. You would often find me in trees, high up, alone, … Read More

We really are all connected – even our photo’s now live in the same building

In a beautiful and emotively shocking presentation on the Gold Coast this past Sunday by a South East Queenslander now London based, Liam Young, the image of Facebook’s storage facilities were shown. This place of black and blue and machines and very carefully controlled temperature in a shed in a remote place in Oregon houses the photo’s of our lives. … Read More