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

Seduction and Courtship – why knowing the difference matters

Seduction is the currency of our time. Clever campaigns invite us to believe that we are lesser humans for not having the hottest, newest “X”. Seduction is the constant barrage of images. Skinny, young, perfect. Selfies. Its the data mined construction of words and messages. The Cambridge Analytica, where unless we are super aware, we will be seduced. To be … 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

We must fight for good every single day

I am writing on the day some millions of women and men marched for dignity around the world. I was so deeply proud of my many friends marching in Washington, Boston, LA, Phoenix, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco, London. It was by their accounts peaceful and respectful. Some people have asked, what is the point? What difference will a march make? … 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

On being called a Bitch and Hard to Work with. Hell yes to that!

We live in a world split between politically correct egalitarianism/anti-hierarchy, and Donald Trump and Vlad Putin. These two men (if I can call them men), who have managed to pull off world domination, have done it through base male expression. Blatant lies, aggression, outright exaggeration, deception, cruelty, dismissal and of anyone who doesn’t fit their world view…but in particularly women, … Read More