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Election Day

Solidarity with all my American friends today. I’m counting on you! #VoteHimOut #ElectionDay

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Inky Fingers

Across my life I’ve got quite a lot of pleasure out of drawing but I don’t do it much these days. Last year I used the Inktober challenge as an impetus towards drawing more often (Inktober sets participants the task of making a drawing in ink everyday of October.) I enjoyed making and sharing my […]

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We Blew It

The virus hit us late. We saw what happened in other countries. We are an island nation in control of our borders. We’re one of the richest countries in the world. We had massive advantages – and we blew it, not once but twice. For the second time, we are entering national restrictions too late […]

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Arguing the point, IV

The commonplace/everdayization of utopia

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Arguing the point, III

Permaculture, terraforming Mars, planetary design and space colonies.

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Arguing the point, I – II

I’ve been feeling argumentative on the Internet, on social media to be precise. Perhaps that’s just the temper of the socials under current conditions just as rage is the temper of roads under current conditions. Now I’m trying to salvage the energy I expended in the void, by concentrating here in a story with 4 […]

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On Staying Alert

Didn’t sleep well last night. There was the heat of course and mozzie bites, the annual adjustment to Summer – I could blame it on the seasons. Even that was tinged with disquiet though. A few days ago it was reported that East Anglia has received just 6% of the average May rainfall, making it, […]

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Rally Round the Flag

“He said not ‘Thou shalt not be tempested, thou shalt not be travailed, thou shalt not be dis-eased’; but he said, ‘Thou shalt not be overcome.”― Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love Everybody sees a different rainbow. There’s no rainbow there. What we think we see there is a product of a relationship of […]

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Mimimum Cultural Continuity

I started working from home full time on Wednesday 11th March, fifty days ago, so I’m past quarantine or even cinquantine now. I normally work from home two days a week anyway, so I had structures in place and a pattern. I feel lucky to still be getting paid. My partner was due to start […]

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SolarPunk and the Keytar

I’m in this Solarpunk group on Facebook. At least once a month, there’s a post about whether nuclear power has a place in solarpunk. If I get involved I always say the same thing that nuclear power is neither solar nor punk, it’s AtomState. I went on about this on Twitter last year (lightly edited […]