Category Archives: Inspiration

A true world leader

This morning, I found several reports of another brave act from Pope Francis. He has declared a climate emergency, and firmly told the oil companies to stop killing the future. Here is one account, at EcoWatch. The leaders of these … Continue reading

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Feeling down? Joan can help.

That’s Joan Edwards, whose post makes me feel she is my fairy godmother. Please read her essay, “Who is in your corner?”

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Who should be a politician?

Plato said, those who seek power should be barred from exercising it. This remarkable president of a country agrees with him. I have long admired Uruguayan President José Mujica, who donates 90% of his income to charity, and lives modestly. … Continue reading

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Joey Garcia: a lady who inspires me

If you read this essay, you’ll know why. Or OK, to save you the time, here is a summary: She was born in Belize, a small Caribbean country that used to be a British colony, but she grew up in … Continue reading

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Join the kindness revolution

I admire Michelle Schoffro Cook for her many articles about health and nutrition, but her call for a kindness revolution raises this admiration to a new level. She is doing her best to build the culture that would make life … Continue reading

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Meet the Oyster Wench

She is Catherine Puckett, who lives on Block Island, which is the site of the USA’s first offshore wind farm. Her work reduces carbon dioxide dissolved in seawater, and nitrogen runoff, which is responsible for dead zones. But that’s only … Continue reading

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A 76 year old Greta Thunberg

Greta’s action inspired Caroline Danaher to copy. She has had a months’ long protest about climate change outside a politician’s office, until at last she was arrested for it. In the Australian elections that are coming in a couple of … Continue reading

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Human nature being what it is…

We are in the middle of the Australian election campaign. I was riding around on my bike, letterboxing (for the Greens of course), when I saw a long stream of delightful human puppies running, jogging, walking or struggling along, supervised … Continue reading

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Basketballer scores with “irredeemable” kids

LeBron James is a basketball legend, despite a terrible start in life. His education was disrupted because he and his mother were effectively homeless — but, thanks to a number of mentors, he surmounted his difficulties, and built a great … Continue reading

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Generosity defeats crime

What do you do to a shoplifter? Call the cops, of course. Jitendra Singh instead chose to talk to the boy, and ended up making a gift of food to him. THIS is what life is for: not wealth, power, … Continue reading

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