Category Archives: Inspiration

We can defeat hate

Most news items indicate that hate is winning. People target those with slight differences like skin colour, religion, ethnicity. In my country, Australia, the government tortures people because they tried to seek asylum here via a leaky boat rather than … Continue reading

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He didn’t want charity, but received love anyway

Forty years ago, a refugee couple from Cambodia set up a donut shop in Seal Beach, California. As refugees do, they grew into the community. Now, the lady is recovering from a brain aneurysm, and her husband wants to spend … Continue reading

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Gandhi’s spiritual daughter?

Molly Scott Cato is a British politician, who has announced her intention of going from law-maker to law-breaker to try to save the planet. She is leading a movement for nonviolent direct action to protect what future we still have. … Continue reading

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New hope for Ethiopia

Their new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed is transforming a savagely traumatised country’s culture toward cooperation, decency, letting go of past hatreds. And the country has just appointed its first female President, Sahle-Work Zewde. Exiles from the country are returning, there … Continue reading

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Pip’s call to action

Stephanie Black has posted a long and thoughtful comment to How to change the world. I have learned some of the answers to her questions from Pip Lipkin, who is the hero of my novel, Ascending Spiral. Here is how … Continue reading

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Kids deserve decency

Successive Australian governments have been torturing people, including children, in a misguided, insane attempt to discourage asylum seekers from seeking refuge in Australia. Please watch this amazing video by a bunch of kids appealing to the Prime Minister to do … Continue reading

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Dirt into soil

This is the title of Gabe Brown’s book, and the passion of his life. He has turned a failing chemical ranch into a thriving organic one, with a very long list of benefits. Read his inspiring story here.

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What matters

One of my clichés is: “Only two things matter in life: what you take with you when you die, and what you leave behind in the hearts of others. Everything else is Monopoly money.” A 21 year old man in … Continue reading

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