We can exist in world that is both creating something better and destroying itself at the same time. That’s why I went to the Barbie party.
I decided to wrap up ideas in a story an audience would enjoy, but also make them curious, sparking imagination, and leaving readers thinking about the ideas and themes long after they finish the book.
Dealing with climate change will take state intervention, and so you can see how right-wing parties might think that playing the “freedom” card could be a good move, putting the ethical and practical issues about climate change impacts to one side here for the moment.
to James Stephens who once did chant
the first and last duty of humankind:
I ordered John Higgs’ 2019 book The Future Starts Here from the library because I wanted to see how he addressed the subject of “the future.”
So, how do we know what is true in today’s world? The answer is with great difficulty; and by being sceptical, tolerant, open-minded, vigilant, and determined.
So let’s make our story one that nurtures and kindles a deep deep longing for the future, whether we have a time machine or not.
Kaleimomi told me the story as Hilo rains were dancing across Waiakea Pond.
In Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream, Alissa Quart – director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project – addresses the meritocratic delusion of the “self-made man,”….
To put the whole weight of the future on the shoulders of those of us who happen to be around just now can be paralysing, the weight unbearable.
We cannot avoid having to walk through the ruins of our present civilization. But we can walk together to a living future, where our well-being and the well-being of the Earth are not in conflict, but part of a shared journey. This we can do.
Christina Baldwin is a writer, wanderer, and teacher on the trail of community and story; she is co-founder, with Ann Linnea, of PeerSpirit, Inc. and The Circle Way Process, bringing modern structure and application to the human heritage of circle. She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?”