Daily Archives: March 13, 2012

Vulnerability: TED Talk by Brene Brown

I really liked this TED talk by story teller/researcher (you’ll understand that label better after you have watched the clip) Brene Brown on the subject of Vulnerability, our willingness, or not, to take risk inter-personally, to go out on a limb … Continue reading

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The Fertility Implosion

We have spent our lives fearing the population explosion. It was interesting to hear what we will hear far more about over the next half century: the population implosion. Some of J G Ballard’s novels, like ‘Vermilion Sands‘ included a future … Continue reading

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Moderate Republicanism: What Would Ike Do? Top Ten Conflict Tips

So many of my friends here who were life long Republican voters, switched in 2008 for one reason: Sarah Palin who caused many of them not only to vote for Obama but actively campaign for him on the basis that … Continue reading

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Last Letter Home: World War Two

I am just finishing Max Hastings extraordinary history of the Second World War ‘Inferno: The World at War 1939-45, published as ‘All Hell Let Loose’ in the UK. It is extraordinary, because not only does it show his consumate gift for … Continue reading

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