Tag Archives: Climate change

With so much despair in the world, maybe a little humour can help … a bit!

So many events in the world are tearing us apart. I’ll get to what I hope will bring you a few laughs, but first I need to unburden myself of some  of what’s causing my despair.  This is, sadly, hardly … Continue reading

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When the most optimistic people aren’t feeling very optimistic

These times have been hard on almost everyone in some way or another.  In the past 2+ years (or maybe in the past 6+ years), we’ve learned that no-one is immune from the world’s problems: the challenges of global pandemics, … Continue reading

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Finding leadership in the midst of a troubled world

If ever we needed to believe that our leaders have our backs, it is now.  The past few years have been unsettling for most of the world, for many, many reasons over which we have no control.  If your blood … Continue reading

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2022 – Make it a Green Year!

The person tasked with engaging and educating students and staff on sustainability at my university has posted some very useful and, importantly, manageable Tips for Living Green in 2022.  I’m sharing this post in its entirety, with a few minor … Continue reading

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Map Monday: COP26, outcomes, a few maps and lots of charts

As of this past weekend, the much anticipated COP26 has wrapped up its deliberations.  Wrapped up are the presentations, pleas, protests, political posturing, and final compromise agreement.  Sorry, folks, but compromises and grand talk with insufficient action is too little, … Continue reading

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Another Remembrance Day. Please let us not forget.

Another Remembrance Day.  Most allied nations have been honouring Remembrance Day for 103 years now.  That’s a long time.  How are we doing in faithfully remembering and being grateful for those who sacrificed for our freedoms and safety?  Do we … Continue reading

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The greatest ___________ (fill in the blank); how do we decide who or what is most important to count?

Last week I shared the Charles Schulz’s philosophy on what’s most important to us all.  The piece starts with a list of what defines success to many people: extreme wealth, winning pro athletes, beauty pageant winners, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize … Continue reading

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A good news story from Pakistan … think trees

I don’t usually post a story straight from a news source, but I really want to share this one, and many (aka most) readers don’t follow links to external sources.  So rather than simply provide this link to Tik Root’s … Continue reading

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