What I Want for the World #1 – people - May 16, 2009 - Uncategorized

These days I’ve been feeling a little tired in my mind, frustrated with the ways of the world and loosing sight of any vision that makes anything worthwhile. This little peice of writing I’m about to committ to the screen is going to reaffirm my deepest hopes and dreams for the world, and the people […]

Enter the Positive Cycle - October 7, 2008 - Uncategorized

A little rant for you (as if I’m trying to drive you away from my blog. Thank God I’m not advertising any more ;) Don’t be afraid to do something. The more you courage you will get to open your eyes. The more your eyes are open the more you want to do. There’s an […]

Iran Mistranslated Again - August 7, 2008 - Uncategorized

I try to avoid politics these days. Well, I try to avoid ideology. One of my pet peeves, one that threatens to thwart our efforts for peace, has resurfaced in another prominent publication. It seems that the popular desire for peace in the middle east will be thwarted by a few individuals for whatever crazy […]

Earthlings - July 23, 2008 - Uncategorized

A powerful film documenting the relationship between humans their earthly co-inhabitants. Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix.

Everyone’s a Vegetarian - July 20, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’m learning that most people, veggie or not, are caring and loving vegetarians – no matter what they eat. Maybe not now, but later. Just today I heard back from an old friend, who I had emailed a page about Islam and Vegetarianism. His family is from Palestine, but mostly living in here in Brisbane. […]

Web Resources: Environment - July 17, 2008 - Uncategorized

This is the first in a series of web resources for a variety of purposes. The list will likely expand so add it to your bookmarks! I bring this post to the front from time to time when a valuable new resource pops up on the net. Brian’s post is one: Brian from Larvatus Prodeo […]

Pamela Protests and I Comment - July 11, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’m not sure if they’re going to publish my comment, so I’ll publish it myself. The original story regards Pamela Anderson protesting against the maltreatment of chickens by FKC suppliers. Firstly the comment I’m replying to:

Heaven on Earth is Made of What? - June 29, 2008 - Uncategorized

The spirit of the future, dealing with climate change, as written by “Dors” in her comment on an Australian online newspaper article about global warming. I like to envision a future not in terms of what we’ll have to give up, but in terms of what we could gain. I’m gaining a healthier body now […]

A World About to Come of Age! - June 24, 2008 - Uncategorized

Happy birthday! I hope you turn up for the party. We got through the teens with a few bad habits – the question for the next years is: “will we be able to get over it and make a future worth looking at?”

Freedom of Religion (from Race and Nation) - June 19, 2008 - Uncategorized

Freedom of Religion is an important principle, because it is still hard to achieve in some places where religion is a considered part of the social fabric. The purpose of religion of course is not social cohesion or to define a nation. It is spiritual enlightenment, which will produce socially responsible people (thus a diverse […]

Peace Starts… in the Kitchen - June 17, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’m looking over at the BBC blog for their program Newsnight. One comment, nestled among many, has revealed to me the ultimate problem with our civilization. The blog’s topic and first paragraph was: “The best solution would be for us all to become vegetarians”. So suggested the head of the UN climate agency, Yvo de […]

An Open Letter: buy back the grain! - June 16, 2008 - Uncategorized

Dear Australians In the near future we may be called on to step up to a challenge – and we should answer well and quickly when that time comes. Australia is forecast to produce around 20% of the world’s grain in 2008. Usually we would feed 60% or so of that grain to animals, and […]

The Best Foreign Policy is Completely Naive. - June 11, 2008 - Uncategorized

Obama’s going to be great for this world. A relative from Washington recently told me she worried that he is too naive. Naive enough to revolutionize America’s foreign policy? Hope so. Immanuel Wallerstein, famous in the social sciences for his accurate predictions about the global economy, also thinks Obama is a little Naive – when […]

A Cow Cries at Slaughter - June 4, 2008 - Uncategorized

Warning: this post portrays naked reality There was no shaking or painful spasm as this image was taken – moments after she was shot by the bolt gun. There was just sadness. The cow cried and slid down the chute to be hung by a leg and ripped to pieces. Tears are shed, presumably for […]

Compassion for life and environment is constitutional in India! - December 20, 2007 - Uncategorized

I am particularly impressed with the vow to not engage in modern scientific (cruel and environmentally devastating) agriculture. Article 48 states: “The State shall endeavor or organize agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and shall, in particular, take steps for preserving and improving the breeds, and prohibiting the slaughter of cows and […]

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 […]