Our world monetary system has a systemic purchasing gap. ‘Purchasing gap’ means that all the costs of making something, or offering some service – initial capital or training, paying for the time taken to do the work etc, is always more than the price that buyers have available for the product. You might not believe … More Whack a Mole
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John sat next to his mum, an elderly, anxious looking woman who did most of the talking. He rubbed his palms hard together, as if trying to rub out a stain while she talked. He was sweating and his right leg kept trembling. He clamped his hands between his…
20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual clarity or sharpness of ability to see. HaHa, Will 2020 bring the peace and goodwill to all the Christmas season has tried – now and again – to express? There are interesting if not cheerful facts on World Beyond War. Will 2020 bring much clarity … More 2020 Vision
Having said goodbye to the Christmas guests, having had a great time at Carol Services and Scottish Ballet and walks and talks, I found myself with just the walks. Also during this year I had said Goodbye to Block island, and Hello Edinburgh. With UK in the throes of Brexit, and will we won’t we … More Goodbye 2019
I find myself less disappointed than I thought I would be – I have no idea why, except that it seemed obvious the results would go this way, and it was clear that Jeremy Corbyn is not liked. So it doesn’t matter that I like him a lot and that I feel for him now. … More Thoughts on the morning after.
This is the photo that heads one of my other blogs [the one where I try out my experimental serious thoughts – called –Transitional Space: The In-between of Identity, Culture and Community, Can people do better?] Can people do better? What the … do I mean? Current politics, current distresses, poverty, flood and fire, f..k… … More Meanings, Assumptions, Realities
It is end November, so no surprise that here it is dark for quite a lot of the time as we are less than 4 weeks away from the shortest day. It is especially dreary on dreich days, so as today was different with forecast crisp and cold … but clear… I took the 29 … More Dreich Days
OK I am political. So are we all by at least one of the definitions “of or relating to citizens“. My problem – not an official one, just a personal one, is that I don’t feel that I belong to any particular nation, no matter that I was born in Ireland, and no matter that … More What is Transformative Leadership?
Here in getting-very-dark-early Edinburgh, the climate is being fairly kind, if a little bit cold. But news is dreadful with floods and fires, enough to drown in sadness and grief or blaze with anger. Then get mad at election reporting, and impeachment, and on and on. Out walking shows the trees now mostly shorn of … More How will you pay? should be: Who will Pay? Where does Money Come From?
Today is World Kindness Day. Kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition and bridges the divides of culture, religion, politics, gender, and social class. Why does Kindness Exist? Until recently, the task of applying what we know about the brain to the bigger question of personal human experience has been avoided by scientists.…