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
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?
What to follow? What to put what seems like ever more limited energy into? [Gosh I enjoy life – how on earth can anyone say they are bored? I am following or being inundated by far too many petitions, articles, even topics [peace climate mental health economy elections inequality modern slavery amnesty gun crime signing … More Finding something to follow
For the last couple of weeks, all around XR protests in London, and seemingly endless debates in UK Parliament or US Congress, about Brexit and Impeachment, none of which attend to any of the issues I [yes little me] deem important. The chief of these is probably social injustice, suffering, that so often is humanly … More Getting along with life
Back in Edinburgh – lots of visitors – and lots of action in the City because it happens to be August and that is Edinburgh Festival time. I am also inundated by emails about the climate, which at long last seems to be getting some attention. I have been part of various email groups, and … More The Danger of a Single Story
Recent activities have got me thinking about this, the meaning of “attitude”, and surprisingly, reminded me that once upon a long time ago I was a [very good] mathematician and physicist. OK long time ago, as being a wife, mother, worker, educator, counsellor, retiree, granny, and much else, happened. First – great discussion at the … More What’s in an Attitude?