Boy do we make things complex….

Take climate change for example. Yep there is a lot of competing evidence one way of another, and sure, there are so many stakeholders with so many fingers in so many pies….but really guys, have we forgotten the basics? The giant elephant in the room is that we, and I mean all of us, need to take responsibility for the … Read More

Pandora’s Box and the Audacity of Hope

The myth of Pandora and her box is as relevant today as ever before. Pandora and her mate Epimethius lived in a world of bliss. There was only happiness and ease. No disease, no trouble. The archetype of Adam and Eve in the garden before they ate from the tree of knowledge. Life was rich and plentiful, full of wine, … Read More

Massive Action Now – Because Tomorrow is too late

Why Massive Action Now? If you are like most people, you are feeling the earth shifting under your feet, unsure about your next step and whether it will land on solid ground. Having a sense of security is becoming an elusive memory. Uncertainty rules the day. Even if you are in a very secure situation, you cannot but help feel … Read More

Atlas Has Shrugged

September 18, 2008 These are trying times and likely to get more so from a financial market sense. While I do not claim to be an expert on what is going on, I have spent the last 6 months studying the whole system and its demise for several hours  every day. This plus my every day ongoing reading from Buckminster … Read More

Freddy Mac, Fannie Mae, and a little town downunder

Today in the local paper- (to put this in context, I live in a beach resort community of 450,000 people, in a country with only 21 million people), the headline was “Rescuing Freddy and Fanny May Save our Jimmy’s”. Our little town as a premier tourist destination for local Australian’s depends on development of high rise resorts and hotels for … Read More