Monthly Archives: November 2015

Dr Jarrod Gilbert: The police have deemed me unfit to undertake crime research because I know criminals – National – NZ Herald News

Sitting in front of me is a 20-page document. It’s my police file. It doesn’t say much, because 17 of those pages are completely blacked out.I requested my file because I’ve been deemed by the police to be unfit to … Continue reading

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Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away? | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

A great tract of Earth is on fire. It looks as you might imagine hell to be. The air has turned ochre: visibility in some cities has been reduced to 30 metres. Children are being prepared for evacuation in warships; … Continue reading

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A Moment of Clarity – Why I’m going to Paris COP21 | IEP JELTOK

Then – the wake-up call. This summer. A conversation with a fellow radical disrupter focusing on the 2 degrees versus 1.5 degrees debate. Scientists and climate change specialists have been advocating that we need to lower our carbon emissions so … Continue reading

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Restoring hope and innocence…

Yes. And oh such deep heartfelt thank yous.

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Tessa’s Pin Up Shoot

Originally posted on Sparrow Rose Photography:
Tessa is something of a God-daughter to me. When I was a teenager I moved out of home and in with my best friend’s sister, Tracey, and her daughter Tessa. Tessa was about 8…

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Ursula K. Le Guin on the Sacredness of Public Libraries | Brain Pickings

In a 1997 speech celebrating the renovation of Portland’s Multnomah County Library, Le Guin writes: A library is a focal point, a sacred place to a community; and its sacredness is its accessibility, its publicness. It’s everybody’s place. After an … Continue reading

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