A Simple World, without Desire

 

Because my life is, comparatively, uncomplicated, the complexities of the world beyond can seem extraordinary.

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The Deepest Winter Darkness

Even in the deepest winter darkness, all weather is good because everything created by the forces of nature must be right.

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Our Sinking Sea Beds

So much of Earth is covered by sea, great blue expanses dotted here and there by land. Their depths are the most mysterious and unexplored places left on the Planet, and they are filled with life.

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All that I have is Yours

 

“All that I have is yours” is a statement often and loosely used to indicate a relationship commitment, perhaps, or the generosity of hospitality. Sometimes it is said flippantly or ironically, insincere words that are quickly forgotten.

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HiQuakes, and Treading Lightly

 

For me to talk about the HiQuake Database sounds boringly dry, but its focus is something of such importance to the survival of Earth  that everyone should know of it. It is a catalogue of harm.

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The World is not Ours

 

In the warmth of a mild late September, when autumn has just begun to show himself, plants in my garden that I thought had died down in preparation for the ending of the year have pushed forth delicate new flowers in a message of life and hope: in every ending there are new beginnings.

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Mexico, and the Power of the Gods

 

The human tragedy of the latest earthquake to shake Mexico reminds us of planetary secrets and the power of the Gods, if we choose to see.

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The Future of Life on Earth

 

Sir David Attenborough said yesterday, at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, “I feel better than ever about life on Earth.”

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