Evan on January 23rd, 2008

Image by p_x_g Disgust doesn’t always feel good – in fact it often feels revolting. Partly this is due to our attempts to restrain it. Wishing to retain control and not vomit doesn’t help us feel any better. So part of the bad feeling is not expressing our disgust. The other part of the story […]

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Evan on January 22nd, 2008

Image: “Thunderstorm on Chesapeake Bay” by 802 There is a great blog on being an activist. It is called Ripples of Improvement Making a Difference With Personal Responsibility, and is authored by Cathy Crovis. Cathy is an environmental activist and her particular concern is the Chesapeake Bay (a major body of water in the US). […]

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Image by weedavid   This post was prompted by the comments on my post, T.I.N.A. is dumb.  This post said that to think there is only one option is usually silly – that there are usually lots of options.  I thought this was good news. Those who commented pointed out that it can be bad […]

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Evan on January 18th, 2008

I’m one of those people who reads alot.  Mostly it is detective fiction for relaxation.  But another interest is non-fiction about ideas and ‘big histories’.  By ‘big histories’ I mean those books that take on either a big subject, like the history of technology or time, or big time periods, like the history of humanity or […]

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Evan on January 17th, 2008

John Allison has a great blog called Technology for Living. The technology he means is not the stuff you buy in shops – it is the means we use to improve our lives: thoughts, feelings, habits, new behaviours, ways of seeing and so on. So, ‘technology’ is in one sense a metaphor – using it […]

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This post is explaining (as well as I can) a problem that I see.  It doesn’t provide any solutions, but I hope you will agree that it is an important problem; and share through the comments any ideas or approaches you may have to the problem. What’s my problem?  My problem is that I don’t […]

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Evan on January 15th, 2008

DrSteve writes a great blog called The Top Two Inches. (I don’t know what he is a doctor of, sorry.) He covers a wide range of areas about the mind: “In alphabetical order: neuorology, philosophy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social psychology, social theory, and so on.” He covers these things not as separate areas but by […]

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Evan on January 14th, 2008

T.I.N.A. stands for “there is no alternative“.  A few years ago this was the catch cry of the economic fundamentalists.  Now that their prescriptions for various countries have been disastrous they are a good deal more quiet (though they have never apologised or admitted their errors.  And this from those who advocate being ‘tough minded’, […]

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