Author Archives: sustainabilityandbeauty

About sustainabilityandbeauty

My passion is telling the stories of possibility, seeking a sustainable and beautiful future. My training is in science, chemistry, environmental science and teaching.

Sex toys, one night stands and pre-colonial horniness | On the Rag: Sex positivity (full episode) – YouTube

I have written about sex before. And I have expressed my frustration that the New Zealand media don’t discuss sex, or at least not often. I found this exception on Spinoff and I recommend it to you. Personally I enjoy … Continue reading

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“If you work too hard, you will keep going in the same direction” Paul Nurse, Nobel Laureate – YouTube

This is personal. I find myself working so hard that nurturing myself, developing new directions and new projects becomes a formidable challenge. Currently writing an escape plan is my most important and urgent task.

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Three Lessons from Eight years of Blogging.

The script for a speech I delivered last weekend. KO ORA TÄTO KO WHARITE TE MAUNGA KO MANAWATU TE AWA NÖ TE PAPA-I-AHAU ATU KO JUDD TÖKU WHÄNAU KO MAURICE JUDD TÖKU INGOA GREETINGS ALL WHARITE IS THE MOUNTAIN MANAWATU … Continue reading

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THE GRETA THUNBERG PROBLEM, so many men freaking out about the tiny Swedish climate demon | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

For my view I think her got0 statement, “Follow the scientists” dodges many of the criticisms. And she is absolutely correct in her summary of the urgency of change. Is she the brainwasher or brainwashee? Source: THE GRETA THUNBERG PROBLEM, … Continue reading

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‘It’s a superpower’: how walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier | Life and style | The Guardian

I have walked forever: when I was a child my spring task was to walk down and check on the calving cows. Dad wanted to know how many, the gender of the calves and any problems. After High School in … Continue reading

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350 Beautiful Words (the ultimate list of words that sound lovely to the ear)

This morning, this captured my eye. As I read and write more, I appreciate the simple beauty of words more. This is beautiful. Whether you’re a writer or a word lover, this list of 350 beautiful words will expand your … Continue reading

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The Voyagers: A Short Film About How Carl Sagan Fell in Love – Brain Pickings

This is a lovely story and a wonderful example of remix culture. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui “The Voyagers are not the most distant man-made objects in space and their journey will now go on, literally, forever. They’ll probably be the … Continue reading

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RPS 2019 science photographer of the year – shortlist | Science | The Guardian

This week I saw this news article. I love these contests. Photography is one place where art and science come together. Enjoy. The 70 images that make up the Royal Photographic Society’s science photographer of the year competition will be … Continue reading

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‘Do I risk it?’ Your photos of the world’s best and worst cycling infrastructure | Cities | The Guardian

Cycling infrastructure worldwide – the wonderful to  a horrible. Palmy has it’s share of good and evil. Every roundabout is a death trap and with the rise of tinted windscreens cyclists can’t catch the eyes of drivers to reassure themselves.  … Continue reading

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A Matter of fact: Talking truth in a post-truth world. Jess Berentson-Shaw.

I’m reading, absorbing; reflecting on – Jess Berentson-Shaw’s, A Matter of Fact. The book is tiny…. part of the series put out by New Zealand publisher BWB. The series are fascinating monographs by expert’s on their subject. They are like … Continue reading

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