Category Archives: cooperative

Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula — ScienceDaily

I find this fascinating. Dogs buried with with humans. I can just imagine that the dogs were companions and protecting the dead human, as the human entered the afterlife. And dogs eating the same as humans, that makes sense; I … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Creative Spark: How imagination made humans exceptional.” Agustin Fuentes. 2018

Book Review: “The Creative Spark: How imagination made humans exceptional.” Agustin Fuentes. 2018 We hear regularly that humans are successful because we compete. Agustin Fuentes disagrees. In his view, humans are successful because we are creative and cooperative. In The … Continue reading

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BOLERO Ravel レーベルボレロ Orquesta Joven de la Sinfónica de Galicia ガリシア D: Vicente Alberola. Dvořák nº 8 – YouTube

Another beautiful cooperative endeavor.

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(79) Hildegard von Bingen – Hortus Deliciarum – YouTube

This is a wonderful piece of music: Relaxing, interesting and calm. Humans at our cooperative best.

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Forget the to-do list: You need a ‘do more’ and ‘do less’ list | TreeHugger

At any stage of the year this is a useful idea to consider: For me: Do more: Time with Helana, Family, and Bart (our dog), writing (Blogs… my projects), reading, walking, museums, art, music (and writing responses to all of … Continue reading

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(70) Delibes: Lakmé – Duo des fleurs (Flower Duet), Sabine Devieilhe & Marianne Crebassa – YouTube

This is simply beautiful. Notice how Homo sapans cooperates: Two sopranos, piano, orchestra, conductor, audience; Wonderful! One of my daughter’s favorites.

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(57) Emma Watson at the HeForShe Campaign 2014 – Official UN Video – YouTube

At a time when the world is challenging us, it is important to remember that progress is being made. Here is Emma Watson motivating us. “It’s about freedom!”

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An Antidote to White Male Capitalist Culture: Adrienne Rich on the Liberating Power of Storytelling and How Reading Emancipates – Brain Pickings

This week this was on my reading list. I think Adrienne Rich is absolutely correct. Reading, writing, learning to think carefully and critically are foundation steps toward self-empowerment and emancipation. That is true for every marginalized, disempowered and ignored individual. … Continue reading

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Treaty of Waitangi

In my professional life, I teach. Recently we were required to attend a half-day Treaty of Waitangi training seminar. The Treaty of Waitangi is the agreement between Maori and the English Crown that established Government in New Zealand. Many of … Continue reading

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Raising the barre: how science is saving ballet dancers | Stage | The Guardian

I’m fascinated by the links between science and the arts. Not two separate cultures but one, feeding and encouraging each other. This article looks at the links between health science and ballet. Obvious on hind site but it makes sense. … Continue reading

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