If There Was Ever a Good Time to Get Creative – It’s Now!

If There Was Ever a Good Time to Get Creative – It’s Now!

I came across a slightly heartbreaking post from a writer, teacher, and journalist a few weeks ago, whom I really admire. Living in what I can only imagine being a hard-hit Covid-19 area in the United States, she wrote, in paraphrase, "I wish there was something more to I could do than be a useless [...]

Amateur theory Time: Connect to your Cycles and Cut Capitalisms’ throat

Amateur theory Time: Connect to your Cycles and Cut Capitalisms’ throat

Lately,  I've become more interested in anarchism, ecology, somatic experiencing, fungi, connecting with one's cycles, capitalism, and patriarchy.....and inhale. This, is, of course, a lengthy list of subjects to be interested in and so I may be completely wrong, or at the very least, there may be some gaps in my very limited knowledge and [...]

The Debates of the Global Plague Town: A Lose-Lose Situation

The Debates of the Global Plague Town: A Lose-Lose Situation

For the past two months, the majority of countries all around the globe have found themselves in some stage of lockdown or quarantine. Thousands upon thousands of people have lost their lives, loved ones, and livelihoods to the first global pandemic that any living person on the planet today has ever experienced. When this whole [...]

The Lost Virtue of Prudence

The Lost Virtue of Prudence

The topic of virtue has not been a popular one in recent decades, nor one which is much discussed in many circles. It tends to be associated with old-fashioned, conservative, and out-of-date ways of thinking. And of all the virtues, the virtue of prudence feels particularly old-fashioned. The notion of virtue has, however, seen something [...]

Opportunity costs (An economical-science-fiction parable)

Opportunity costs (An economical-science-fiction parable)

Perhaps upon a time soon, aliens from another planet may decide to visit us here on Earth. And maybe the reason for this visit is their desire to encourage inter-planetary trade. Why though would any alien species, capable of interplanetary travel, want to trade with Earthlings? Well, maybe there is something that planet Earth has [...]

The consequences of petrochemicals in our most trusted and used products

The consequences of petrochemicals in our most trusted and used products

It is commonly known that we need petrol for our cars, but the oil industry plays a far larger role in our everyday lives than many of us realize. There is a major lack of awareness around how we benefit daily from petrochemicals. When we shampoo our hair, apply body lotion and cosmetics, use lunch [...]