911: A Catalyst for Positive Global Changes - June 10, 2008 - Uncategorized

The first time I realized that the world I lived in was not quite right was on September 11 2001. I was 22. No doubt older people recall different moments but this is mine. I had no idea what was going on and I still don’t. I accepted the retaliation and revenge as kind of […]

Veggie KFC! - June 2, 2008 - Uncategorized

This is the best news I’ve heard in a while…. from Jack’s blog at PETA… But I haven’t even gotten to the best news yet. That vegan fried-chicken meal that I ate with the KFC Canada head honcho in December might not be his last. Per our agreement, KFC Canada will now be adding a […]

IPCC: “Don’t eat meat” - January 16, 2008 - Uncategorized

Don’t eat meat, do ride a bike, and be a frugal shopper – that’s how you can help put the brakes global warming, the head of the United Nation’s Nobel Prize-winning scientific panel on climate change said. You may have noticed that this blog often concerns itself with the issue of vegetarian diet and its […]

Virtual wars and your child’s future this christmas - October 25, 2007 - Uncategorized

Here’s something to think about this Christmas, when many of your children will be begging you for the latest computer game titles such as World in Conflict or Crysis. These are a new generation of superbly realistic experiences of military conflict. In one sense they are safe, because no one is actually harmed, yet in […]

May your wishes be carried far, Mr. Olmert! - October 9, 2007 - Uncategorized

In response to the good news from this page: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7B0C22FF-0A5C-46EF-9910-3F8B0CC4FDA9.htm To the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel: Dear Mr. Olmert I would wholeheartedly and with the deepest gratitude and amazement like to thank and congratulate you for your recent pledges to the Israeli Parliament, which I understood to emphasise the necessity of ‘peace […]

Why vegetarian? It’s really about humanity. - October 3, 2007 - Uncategorized

It’s not only about health, land use efficiency, environmental health, or even animal welfare and rights. It’s about us, we people, developing sensitivity to life, a.k.a.: love. Increasingly, we notice the suffering of others, human or animal. When we distinguish a between the compassion for humans and animals, we use a mental abstraction: concepts to […]

Australia’s new citizenship test - September 30, 2007 - Uncategorized

As an Australian I am disheartened but not surprised to see further efforts to differentiate between ‘Australians’ and other people in the world, and grant citizen status accordingly. Besides the fact that I, an Australian from Birth, would fail the new test, the questions have absolutely nothing to do with Australia – except in a […]

Improve the Self and peace will follow - February 12, 2007 - Uncategorized

Strangely, she looked to me like the girl in my dreams when I was just a little kid… but the words she spoke verified everything I have ever thought about the world. It’s a funny feeling, unexpected, but a good one. Here they are: (This video is available for streaming or download from http://www.godsdirectcontact.org.tw/tv/english/tv250.htm). “When […]