Anthropocene, Living in the Future’s Past and Daring to Lead

Anthropocene, Living in the Future’s Past and Daring to Lead

This is a seemingly not-related-to-each-other list of information. Pieces of content I have become aware of in the last 2 weeks. My mind was open and ready to see new things, as it always is when I travel. Come along for

One connection at a time

One connection at a time

I woke to an email from someone I don’t know. Yes, I get those all the time too! A person who claims to be my friend and needs money for one emergency or another. Or they want to send me

Of course, the Ancient Greeks had 6 words for love

Of course, the Ancient Greeks had 6 words for love

In the English language, there is one word with a dozen different definitions. ‘Love’ is a word which means everything from a warm attachment to attraction based on sexual desire and even a score in tennis. If you scan through

Learning from the past, enjoying the present, a bright future

Learning from the past, enjoying the present, a bright future

Attending my 30th high school reunion, I was reminded there was a time when the future seemed to spread out in front of me like a giant buffet of choice. While there would be consequences for making major life decisions, standing

Will you be my friend?

Will you be my friend?

Having spent my whole adult life tucked away in my car or in my office or at my house, I have missed out meeting new people. I think it is probably possible to stay that way, even by taking public

How much can a mind absorb?

How much can a mind absorb?

It must be an interesting question for educators. How much can a person really learn over a span of time? Given that everyone learns in vastly different ways, it must be inherently difficult to create a standardized learning template. Not

Voting with every dollar spent

Voting with every dollar spent

Over the past 10 years or so, the concept of an economic democracy has been turning over in my mind. I feel like there is a ballot being cast with every retail transaction we make. There is a vote associated

How did I become addicted to plastic?

How did I become addicted to plastic?

There was a time, when I lived in my first apartment, where I could fit everything I owned into the back of a pick-up truck. Consequently, the amount of garbage I created in a week, would not fill a full-sized

There is freedom in diversity

There is freedom in diversity

Back in 2002, Wade Davis gave these comments in an interview where the question was asked, “why does diversity matter, if nature and society are changing all the time anyway”? Just as there is a biological web of life, there

The true cost of water?

The true cost of water?

As we left behind the water crisis in Cape Town, it was with a sigh of relief. Phew. We have done our time conserving water, getting down to our allotted 50L per person per day. Which is not much water.