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

Are you late because of traffic or because you are traffic?

Are you late because of traffic or because you are traffic? I read this last week and stopped dead in my tracks. A subtle level of recognition of responsibility, that when spoken, removes our entangled connection to being a victim. And we are constantly, usually without realising, occupying the territory of victim hood. (Where we place the blame outside of … Read More

On responsibility – what did I do when I knew?

What did I do when I knew? What did I do when I knew that allowing business to put money into politics corrupts? Completely. That extracting a single other ounce of fossil fuels from Earth means our grandchildren’s lives might not be tolerable? That the purpose of a limited liability corporation is to avoid liability while making a maximum return … Read More