Tag Archives: sustainable

Laura Mvula warns school cuts will leave music as preserve of the wealthy

This is a thoughtful piece from the Guardian by Laura Mvula on the need to continue supporting and encouraging a broad base of subjects in school.  Especially music. Those of you who know me will know, I play the guitar, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grit: the power of passion and perseverance. Angela Duckworth

Book Review: Grit: the power of passion and perseverance. Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania. This book is also the subject of a thoughtful TED talk…, “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance.” I was bought up with the … Continue reading

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Clitoris vs vagina: When studying the female orgasm, the whole is more than the sum of its parts

This is a taboo area for me. I’m nervous about this stuff but as we seek sustainable and beautiful ways of life honest and loving relationships are essential.   So we must be more open about our sexuality.  What is … Continue reading

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Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

It is summer here in New Zealand.  And many of us are on our holiday.  We are getting outside, walking the dog and generally relaxing.  Walking, tramping is mind improving. Get off your computer, go for a walk. While it … Continue reading

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Sounds from the sea: Sperm whale pod clicks – world of whales

This is wonderful.  Please take time to listen to a sound of nature.  Remember life will prevail on Earth whatever humans do.

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Our obsession with the natural world isn’t about power – it’s about love

The link takes us to Jonathan Jones’s response to the latest exhibition at the Welcome Trust in London.  How do we view our companions on this earth?  How has this changed over time?  Is the relationship always about power;  like … Continue reading

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Alternative Protein Startups Receive Boost from Investor Coalition Worth $1.25tn – AgFunderNews

I find this encouraging, and worrying.  At a time when New Zealand’s political leaders are determined to continue to support polluting and energy intensive farming others are leading toward alternatives.  This is just one example of developments. Encouraging, because a … Continue reading

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Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach

Ecotopia: by Earnest Callenbach Ecotopia is my favourite vision of a future we can work toward; a positive vision of the future. This is the story of William Western a reporter from New York sent to spend six weeks in … Continue reading

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Sexuality, Eroticism and Creativity, with Esther Perel | Big Think

I am thoughtful about this. Creativity, curiosity and mystery are central to beauty and sustainable ways of life.  The erotic is  important.  Our essential needs must be met. Esther Perel makes an number of intriguing points in her post; but, … Continue reading

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sagan*sense – 17 Crazy Interesting Facts About Dopamine

Dopamine is my favourite chemical.  It’s the brain chemical most often linked to feelings of pleasure; including:  chocolate, curiosity, listening to and playing music, sex and exercise; and any creative activity; including, writing short blogs. In the spirit of a … Continue reading

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