Reality Bites: Corona, Capitalism, Life and Death

Dry run in the tent: Corona, System Change and Humanity.

Unplanned and Unexpected – A Vision of the Future

Life’s journey has no beginning or end yet events, like seasons and birthdays, mark its progress. So, in anticipation of astraea turning 20, and to say “thank you” to all the people who had helped us along the way, we thought about having an exposition of our work and a party. Many people around the …
Continue reading Unplanned and Unexpected – A Vision of the Future

A Vision of the Future

Why take a globally responsible initiative.

Fossil Free Food

There’s no such thing. Everyone knows that fuel is used to grow our food and that petrochemicals are used to feed and protect food. But it’s probably worse than we realise. Most food has more fossil fuel energy in it than natural, current energy. It takes about 10 fossil fuel calories to produce and transport …
Continue reading Fossil Free Food

Justice and Morality vs The Law

A fitting reminder of our past and current failing to live up to the moral code we all profess.  Personally, I know my direct ancestors have been party to self-aggrandising laws and behaviour which was wrong.  As have I …Laurie Embree, having been arrested for protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline, speaking eloquently to the court …
Continue reading Justice and Morality vs The Law

Where the world is going, today.

If you are an expert in your field you have a good idea of what is going on in that area.  That’s how you make a living.  Most of us express views about news and events that are outside our area of expertise especially if we think that they might effect us in some way, …
Continue reading Where the world is going, today.

The Silk Roads: Two and a half millennia telling us to stop fighting.

Book review: The Silk Roads A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan Yes please! The title and the book’s intention, to offer a global perspective, were intriguing to me.  Though not a history fan, it is increasingly clear that it is no help to see history from your own perspective because it is …
Continue reading The Silk Roads: Two and a half millennia telling us to stop fighting.

Global perspectives: Technology, Growth, Money, Politics and what to invest in

The Long Term We’re talking 20 years or so here. In 20  years we’ll be facing Big Stuff.  Climate change, weather volatility, species loss, clean air, clean water, … that whole environment thing will be getting much more serious and everyone will be dealing with it in some way or another.  I’m hoping it’ll make …
Continue reading Global perspectives: Technology, Growth, Money, Politics and what to invest in