Monthly Archives: June 2018

Stepping onto the Common

How do we find universal truth? – by shutting our eyes and looking within. I am Everyman. At the deepest level I find not a unique self, but common human experience. That deepest level can only be found in ourselves. … Continue reading

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EU delusions

Green-house gas emissions rise slightly faster than increasing renewable energy can replace fossil fuels. Today fossil fuels account for 81% of energy consumption, while in 1988, they accounted for 79%. . But, because gross world product has increased, total energy … Continue reading

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Enclosure is a Right to Ugliness

Ugliness is what cannot fit – what cannot flow in the time/space of the common. It is unhappy. What is fitting makes happiness. True function is elegance. True elegance is function. Either makes the other considered, timely, appropriate and fitting. … Continue reading

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The Beauty Things and Grenfell Tower

We have precious things. Whom do we show as we bring them to the light? – not the powers. We shield them from the powers. The powers have little to do with the beautiful or loved. . Such things are … Continue reading

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Tragedy

“Tragedy is underdeveloped comedy, not fully born” says the poet Patrick Kavanagh. Yes. Yet in the best comedies, tragedy can remain as tragedy as we laugh through the tears. . Some tragedy is too dark for the rational to bear … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Green Party

I think that anxiety for the loss of environmental and human rights protections embodied in European law has provoked a loss of wider perspective in recent Green Party policy. Polemical reactions by Green party leaders to the follies of the … Continue reading

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