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Frankenstein: Cause for Complaints

I can cope with the wordiness and convoluted sentences but Victor Frankenstein goes on and on about how miserable he is. […]

Tree or Meadow?

In the context of Bradnor Hill on the Welsh edge of Herefordshire you’d think meadow […]

The Mission

New Reality

The most important thing about me is what I can do for Planet Earth. It needs all the help it can get. So whatever effort I make and whatever money I earn goes straight back to the World. The most valuable bits of which, on a personal level and as indicators of environmental health, are more…

2010 Newsletter

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That’s what I may as well call it, so long has elapsed since the last one. I’m hardly abusing folks’ email addresses! On that subject this is the last letter I’ll post to those I have gleaned in my mail client. Here on in I’m leaving the mailing list management to more…

Thank You Anyway, Prize Cow

My prize cow was a career in computer programming, which I killed in 2002. […]

Publish and Be Damned

To a learning-to-speak two-year-old my father must have seemed like the Iron Duke. […]

A Meaning for Bird Conservation, Redux


Life has no meaning. Try that on. There is no purpose.

What do we do with that thought? What do we do without it? Both the same: we hand over the choice of meaning to others: to religion; to politicians; to leaders in general; to what society wants; or to our culture. The responsibility of choosing for ourselves is too great. Our condemnation to be free sends us scurrying back to the chains.

But what if you actually do choose, authentically, for yourself? more…

Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part II

We could all give ourselves a little more time to think or to consider those who carve out such time. […]

A Meaning for Bird Conservation

Bird protection connects this journal’s themes of rampant versus endangered populations, nature conservation and the philosophy of going beyond right and wrong to transform these challenges. Landmark Education has taught me that a zero-sum game with its goals at each end of right and wrong, or justification and invalidation, wins us only frustration […]