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Four Lessons for Labour on How to Sell the UBI

Recently the Labour Party, our main opposition party here in New Zealand, has begun a conversation on a Universal Basic Income. The basic idea is each adult citizen would receive a basic income. This is actually an old idea, my … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Merry Medieval Market – Levin – NZ Herald Events

We traveled to Levin to see and take place in this. A community day and fun. Helena and I danced the maypole dance (poorly) and Sarah and her friend (Zora) danced it (well). The piano accordion player is a friend … Continue reading

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Sustainability, Beauty and Libraries

Here where we live in Palmerston North the city library is described as the “living room of the city”. I think libraries are much more than that. My view is that libraries are magical repositories of the universe, full of … Continue reading

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The Positive Deviant: Sustainability Leadership in a Perverse World: Sara Parkin: 9781849711180: Amazon.com: Books

I asked the librarian at work to buy this book for the collection. In my view, a well developed statement on developing sustainability leadership. Please find a copy in a library near you. The statement below is my review in … Continue reading

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Jon Morgan: Economic Degrowth No Laughing Matter | Stuff.co.nz

This article is a real surprise to me. Why? I first read it on the farming pages of a major news paper here in New Zealand. The farming pages! From my position, as an advocate for sustainable approaches to life, … Continue reading

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Community and tomatoes

One thing-to-do is speak your passions. I love gardening and often speak with the gardeners at work. Gardeners like other gardeners. That is a real community. Last Friday I discussed my plans for the weekend, including planting tomatoes. I was … Continue reading

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Writing Our Way Home blog: small stones

Writing Our Way Home blog: small stones. I am reading, “How to Write your way home”  and “A year in questions” both by Fiona Robyn.  The website link is to her website and her most powerful exercise, writing small stones. … Continue reading

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The Holstee LifeCycle Film: Visual Poetry for Bike-Lovers and Creators | Brain Pickings

This is just wonderful.  Please enjoy. The Holstee LifeCycle Film: Visual Poetry for Bike-Lovers and Creators | Brain Pickings.

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The Official Manawatu Flash Mob Video – Let It Be – YouTube

Homo sapiens has been successful because we cooperate, and because we compete; that has resulted in an extraordinary acceleration of cultural evolution.  I would like to repeat, we are successful because we cooperate.  The story that we have to compete … Continue reading

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The Museworthy Art Show « museworthy

A little under a year ago Claudia, author of Museworthy, asked followers of her blog to submit their artwork.  Claudia is an art model and blogger who always has thoughtful comments on beauty in her world. One of my drawings … Continue reading

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