Human suffering and beyond from the series Even Angels Die and/or Razboi Oil on canvas by artist Amy Adams (2008/9)

Life on earth sometimes includes horror, wounds & suffering

Making sense of the absurd and senseless

Share2Tweet2Pin1RedditFlipEmail+1Share5 SharesA lot of people will tell us that the world operates under a set of universal laws and we create our own reality. Even if it were true and there is strong evidence towards this idea, I’m not arguing for or against it. I’m simply wanting to discuss the fact that there is a lot of horror in this world and with all this horror there are a lot… Read More »

Sustainable Earth Free Courses

Tweet2Pin1ShareRedditFlipEmail+1Share3 SharesPart three of our series takes a look at courses that to me offer us hope for the future of the planet. We don’t always know how we can make a difference, educating ourselves and learning in this field can help us do more than grow as people but might just arm us with tools to be the change. One of the things that I really like about this… Read More »

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Do only humans have souls, or do animals possess them too?

Share4Pin1TweetRedditFlipEmail+1Share5 SharesIn common parlance, the word ‘soul’ pops up everywhere. We may speak of a vast, soulless corporation or describe an athlete as the ‘heart and soul’ of his team. Soul music gets us swaying. We want our lover, body and soul. In each case, ‘soul’ connotes deep feeling and core values. ‘Feelings form the basis for what humans have described for millennia as the … soul or spirit,’ the neuroscientist… Read More »

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Guns Cause Death

Among Other Things

Share12Pin1TweetRedditFlipEmail+1Share13 SharesThis past week I fell into the social media vortex or more specifically Facebook’s vortex of death for a few minutes each day. It’s easy to get sucked in since Facebook doesn’t honour my preference to see the most recent posts in my ‘newsfeed,’ instead, they insist on changing my settings on a regular basis to ‘most popular’ or whatever they call it. They seem to think that I… Read More »

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When cities were Nature’s haven: a tale from Bangalore

Share3TweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1Share3 SharesEditor’s Note: This article is a great case-study and delves into real issues and offers some action towards solutions. It is my hope that more cities around the world will return to greening. I have watched my city transform over the last 12 years, grow rapidly and on the surface, all is well but the lack of planning and old systems have done a lot of damage. How can… Read More »

A sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) takes off from the ocean’s surface in Morro Bay, California. Mike Baird/Flickr, CC BY

The oceans are full of plastic, but why do seabirds eat it?

Mistaking plastic debris for food.

ShareTweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1Share J.J. Harrison, Author provided Many seabird species, including the blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea), consume plastic at sea because algae on the plastic produce an odor that resembles their food sources Imagine that you are constantly eating, but slowly starving to death. Hundreds of species of marine mammals, fish, birds, and sea turtles face this risk every day when they mistake plastic debris for food. Plastic debris can be found… Read More »

Water – Part I

The gods were churning the oceans until, much to their surprise, poison began to spill out. Narada, a rishi…warned them at the beginning that they should pay homage to Shiva, but so eager were they to obtain the soma that they ignored the warning. Soon the poison spilled out, infecting the upper regions and the gods, sages, and demons fled in all directions…

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The Ant Man – E.O. Wilson

I don’t think that he would be offended by my comparison of him to an ant. So how the heck can I say he is like an ant? Well, ants have 2 jaws – 1 to eat with and the other to carry food back to the nest. Like his beloved research subjects, EO Wilson provided nourishment to himself through his work and he too carried back food for thought to the biggest known nest of humans who occupy this place that we call earth.