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The Seriousness of Career Review

Since my teenage years I’ve retained the following unshakeable certainty: that seriousness is an attitude we adopt, when we have a need to remove thought. . I think that other species can summon it too – for the posturing of … Continue reading

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Utopia is the Last Remaining Realism

We can find sufficient solar, hydro & wind energy for the current needs of the electricity grid, but for the new needs of domestic and commercial heat and of manufacturing (ceramics, smelting…) – we’ve not a hope in hell unless … Continue reading

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Politics

While we are busy, building real economic islands on the common, we are hindered and distracted by the contrary powers of enclosure – so we must also engage with those powers. . In that engagement we must remember that our … Continue reading

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Islands in the Flood

This is expanded from a conversation with my virtual friend Michelle Gambia about the pleasures we find in necessary hiding places from the truth. Michelle writes with a beautifully clear eye. https://www.animasoul.org/2019/10/20/the-speech/ . You’ll often find me hiding in the … Continue reading

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Sovereignty

It’s a fine thing, we say, to take back control of our seeds, our food production and our lives. It’s plain that consumerism has brought us to a cliff edge. Ordinary people must gain sovereignty over methods of production, because … Continue reading

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Manifesto

Should I make a manifesto for a society in which work and pleasure are all within walking distances? That is, a society in which human-sized tools replace fossil-fuelled machinery and in which commons of perceptive good behaviour replace the imperceptive … Continue reading

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Choosing Tragedy

Previously, we had chosen the bonny road and so we must, but that road also leads under the hill through good and evil; through an over-dose of truth. We’ve also explored the problems of de-growth, while using GDP as a … Continue reading

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