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January 4, 2013

In the village where I become … because we are …

In the past I’ve been critical of the huge amount of time, energy and resources that are spent on personal/ spiritual growth/development
September 1, 2012

The missing conversations

We could start by reducing time and energy focused on we don’t want and focus instead on what we do want. If enough of us do this, then media and politicians will take an interest and follow.
May 10, 2012

Tribute to Larry Ross (1927-2012) – From a nuclear-free New Zealand to a nuclear-free world

Larry created a structure that “reached and motivated ordinary grassroots people around the country to feel they could do something and to act together.” Jenny Lineham
November 7, 2011

Three post-earthquake technology development ladders proposed for Christchurch projects

The Antipodean Village Connections Blogger nominates for a Ladder Awards three interrelated post-earthquake, Christchurch “knowledge society” projects. This Blog is by way of an introduction to the awards.
May 23, 2011

When the way out is through the door, why set up a Green Global Casino?

Instead of losing precious time by fiddling around waiting for the planet to burn, why not just take the obvious way out...
December 23, 2010

Village connections to turn around difficult times and make the most of good times

She said she had noticed I was rather intense and uptight and thought – for my own good and the good of others – I should aim to be calm and laid back like the Non Violent Communication (NVC) specialist Marshall Rosenberg
November 30, 2010

“Tangled balls of assumptions” by Richard Moore

“Unquestioned assumptions are the bedrock of the state. They are what transform advanced primates into a less-evolved herding species.”
October 1, 2010

Local and global village security: Iran-United States dialogue (2)

If the United States and Iran want talks, will they act as if they do? To see what’s at stake, look at Iraq. Could New Zealand help with nuclear-free diplomacy?
October 1, 2010

Muddling into world war 3, or helping to prevent it?

Scenario 1: United States-Chinese crisis, nuclear redeployment and ships in New Zealand waters/ports… Scenario 2: neutral peace-broking and neutral zone of peace
September 28, 2010

Economic and geo-strategic ruin or coherent communications framework?

Economically, New Zealand's accumulated deficit is $180B and rising. Diplomatically/militarily, does it accept either Chinese or United States naval visits, or both? Or none? Is there a framework for resolving such problems?
September 10, 2010

Earthquakes, Daffodils and Renewal

The occupant of this flat wouldn’t see her flowers. She had left. She had left me with her keys.
August 11, 2010

Global economy – noticing there’s an elephant in the room

I’m hopeful that increasing awareness of the global economic crisis will stimulate an appreciation of the nature of the challenges. I see this awareness as a necessary prerequisite for effective transition to a more sustainable future.