Monthly Archives: August 2015

On the Last GM trial in Wales (written 14th July 2001)

On the last G.M. trial in Wales Like Dr Pangloss who returned in failure from the vanity of the world to work quietly behind his  garden wall, I too have been cultivating my garden, believing that others have inviolate gardens … Continue reading

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Notes From Somewhere – Preamble to Part Two

Let’s get some things straight.  When I speak of capitalism, I mean so in Adam Smith’s sense and not in that of the Adam Smith Institute.  Adam’s invisible hand was for the freed ingenuity and dexterity of labour to work … Continue reading

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From Chapter Eleven of Notes From Nowhere

FIT THE ELEVENTH Meanwhile, what of the wilds? Dog and stick pastoralism of the hills can continue without either oil, or fertilisers – provided it has markets for meat and wool.  However, a geographically-imposed self-reliance encouraged an initially-small increase in … Continue reading

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Chapter Ten from Notes From Nowhere

FIT THE TENTH I think I digress, because there is too much to say – Let me push off from this hill in my home-built hang glider and look down like Piers Plowman from his Malvern Hills – a fair … Continue reading

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Chapter Nine – Notes From Nowhere

FIT THE NINTH I remember once upon a time, in Nowhere, walking the headland of a barley field at dusk.  Two Owls conversed from adjoining woods accompanied by the day’s last blackbird song.  Ahead, was the evening star and below, … Continue reading

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The Rule of Return

CLIMATE CHANGE Man-made climate change has been caused by burning life – both contemporary & fossilised. Burning living biomass is a more potent climate changer than burning fossil biomass.  It releases the same CO.2, but also reduces both the photosynthetic … Continue reading

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Utopia is a Night Time Tale

PART ONE A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Although cultures are journeys without arrival and pleasures are similarly found in actions, not achievements, it is within our nature to picture the journey’s end. Step from the road at each nightfall and the … Continue reading

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