Paying tribute to a momentous event fifty years ago today

People often reminisce about significant events in their life, usually remembering clearly where they were when they learned about, experienced or observed such events. It is also common that people can report how they felt when they experienced those moments in time. So it will be today and in recent weeks for many people of … Read more Paying tribute to a momentous event fifty years ago today

Imagine if trees took selfies… imagine if they had egos…

Some joyful and close encounters with some truly magnificent trees in recent days got me thinking. How selfless are trees? A bit of a contrast to the human species, I would suggest. Free of ego. Such awesome contributors to to life on this planet. Complementary life-forms, whose prevalence is not at the expense of others. … Read more Imagine if trees took selfies… imagine if they had egos…

Truth and unity are the casualties when power Trumps humanity

In recent posts I have been writing about ‘striking a balance between” … often opposed objectives. Nonetheless, civilised, advanced and open societies continue to strive for achieving such balance, to maintain order, predictability and safety for the greater number while also aiming to protect individual freedoms and creative diversity. Sadly, in more recent times, we … Read more Truth and unity are the casualties when power Trumps humanity

Striking the balance, between commercialism and human decency

Striking the balance between striving for personal wealth, while treating other sentient beings and flora with respect and compassion. Or not. Instead, just be greedy, ravenous, maximise own gains, and bugger the consequences. Yes, we can be whoever we want to be, but at what cost? To our well-being, to others we care for, to … Read more Striking the balance, between commercialism and human decency