World on its head!!

When leaders don’t lead but follow instructions from “experts”– whose technical backgrounds do not enable them to count the human cost… … When “experts” no longer stick to their field of expertise – IT geek turns health adviser to the nations… … When financial “aid” is carefully designed instead to rob and enslave… on every…

One train may hide another…

“There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” – Alfred Korzybski The virus is not all we have to fear in this time – although I do not want to add to the already insane levels of fear-mongering in the media…

Remembering our shared humanity

refugees just need a home – and we have so much to share… the mamas cry for their sick children – just like we do… the elderly need patience and care – we will all be old some day… the ‘others’ are afraid of our ‘foreign-ness’ too… when will we learn to see our shared…

What is in our hands – can we change the world ? 

To answer as simply as possible, we can start making a difference in our world – NOW and with what is already in our hands. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Bourke A lifelong pursuit of these questions – I have read so many…

Simplify, Steward, Serve…

It’s a new year (already 6 weeks in!) and once again I am reminding myself of my basic ‘mantra’ for sustainability… When we talk about sustainability, it’s not just about ‘the environment’ – it’s about people too. We are inseparable and totally dependent on the natural world. But more than that, without social justice and…

Fear is the real enemy

“The arrogance, rigidity, and blazing enthusiasm of religious fanatics who see in every hurricane and cosmic upheaval a sign that we are at the brink of apocalyptic catastrophe only alienate the shipwrecked and heartbroken.” – Brennan Manning, in ‘Ruthless Trust’. A few years ago I realised that since my childhood I had believed I would…