Category Archives: Inspiration

How to save the world, from George Monbiot

George does it again, and inspires me. This great man should receive a Nobel Prize. A major means of humanity’s attack on nature is overfishing. The worst attack on land-based nature is agriculture — we do need to feed those … Continue reading

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Help protect the planet by helping this man

I have just received this email. It is for Australians, but is not specific to Australia. Wherever on the planet you live, this court case will affect you. Hi Bob, In the past year, your donation helped Ben Pennings raise … Continue reading

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Bob Rich raves at Sleepy Lion on Irreconcilable Differences

Sleepy Lion Publishing is a source of inspirational books that see the world as larger than the all-too-common reductionist view. I am a scientist and go with the evidence, and that’s why I accept many of the remarkable truths Sleepy … Continue reading

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Beating Big Oil

We are two Indigenous women leaders writing from the frontlines of the battle to save our oceans, our forests, and our planet’s climate. And we have good news to share: we know how to beat big oil. My name is … Continue reading

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Chess as a ladder out

This inspiring story lifts my heart. A ten-year-old African girl is on the way to becoming a chess champion. In a small, poor village of subsistence farmers, the teacher has started a chess cub, focusing on the girls. This is … Continue reading

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Australia’s kindest person sought

Did you know that 13 November is World Kindness Day? Not being into fashion, I’ve never heard of the clothing brand Black Pepper, but they are being kind to kind people. If you are successful in nominating Australia’s Kindest Person, … Continue reading

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An ode to cooperation

Today is the State Conference of the Victorian Greens. This is my initial contribution. We are the force for decency in Victorian politics. So, we need to run our own affairs in the way we want the world to be … Continue reading

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Mourning the Queen? Here is another take

Stan Grant is an Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) journalist. He is also the son of an Aboriginal woman who grew up in poverty. Please read his passionate comparison of the death of one old woman with the ongoing deaths of … Continue reading

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Thank you, Your Majesty

Unlike many people in my country, I have admired Charles for many years. He is intelligent, articulate, has a sense of humour (like wearing a “Pommy Bastard” t-shirt), and a passionate, well-informed environmental campaigner. He cares. Please read this inspiring … Continue reading

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Maudie

I am currently editing a lovely book for Loving Healing Press, in which a mother and a gifted music teacher give their account of a Down syndrome boy who puts the gift of love in everyone’s heart. Synchronicity? I have … Continue reading

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