The Latest, Greatest Discovery…

I’ve often described myself as having been educated in the School of Life… but my recent discovery of the YouTube channel going by that name has been a joyful revelation.  Beautifully made, concise, colourful videos… means that catalysing a discussion on any number of topics with children or adults is made very, very easy.  Packed… Continue reading The Latest, Greatest Discovery…

The One-Straw Revolution

Somehow, despite the profoundly significant work of an inspiring man who showed the world how to farm in harmony with nature… the majority of modern agriculture is still literally dragging it’s knuckles in the dirt and stumbles on thoughtlessly churning up the earth in a futile attempt to increase upon the abundant supply of food the… Continue reading The One-Straw Revolution

Sands School – What Great Education Can Look Like

If you suspect that state education is falling far short of the mark but you can’t quite imagine what good education could look like…. watch this.  Sands School, an excellent example of democratic education seems to be providing an excellent service that celebrates the creativity and the individuality of their students whilst building mutual consideration.

The Recovering Face Addict

The last email to my mailing list prompted some feedback to say that there was a hint of the recovering alcoholic or the evangelistic ex-smoker in the way I was talking about Faceboob. There’s no doubt I got a lot out of my experience… I want to make it clear that my FaceFeed was a veritable… Continue reading The Recovering Face Addict

A Force For Change or Forced to Change?

In these times of great turbulence we have the power to choose whether to live as a force for change or accept that we will be forced to change. Everything in life is constantly in a state of flux… moving, growing, transforming, evolving.  To think that we can resist the tides and currents of existence… Continue reading A Force For Change or Forced to Change?

What is a Superhero?

If you think that a superhero means a lycra-clad, masked and muscled man with magical powers, it might be time to update your ideas.  A superhero does not have to mean some Nietzschean image of perfection the recent decades of superhero comics and graphic novels stand as testimony. Sometimes a superhuman achievement is just to make it… Continue reading What is a Superhero?

Rebooting the System

Terence McKenna admonished us to remember that culture is not our friend. We can think of culture as a programming language with which our fleshy biocomputers are able to process the information bombarding our reality tunnels.  Defects in language result in defective thinking.  Unhealthy thoughts lead to dis-ease and destruction.  It is time to update our… Continue reading Rebooting the System