Rescuing ourselves, or trying to | Canada votes

So today is Canada's election, and like most elections now, all eyes are on Left vs Right. In this country, the centre-left Liberal party has been in power for approx 6 years, but, since 2019, only with a minority government, so they have depended on smaller parties to back them up. Apparently our prime minister, … Continue reading Rescuing ourselves, or trying to | Canada votes

Rescuing the future and the past | Hurricane Ida’s flooding of New York City this week | Saving the city in the year 2278

This week I was reading again about the assault of Hurricane Ida on New York City, this time about how the water overwhelmed the New York subway system. I couldn't help remembering that in my novel Skol, a critical part of my character Simon's long odyssey on wilderness Earth in the year 2278 includes a … Continue reading Rescuing the future and the past | Hurricane Ida’s flooding of New York City this week | Saving the city in the year 2278

Rescuing the Future | Afghanistan, January 6, Haiti, Global Warming, etc | the need for World Government to save us from ourselves

Listening to the accounts this week of the catastrophic collapse of the Afghan government, and realizing that this is happening only months after the unprecedented assault on the US capital, and with the announcement that 2021 is now on track to be the hottest year in recorded history, I couldn't help wondering whether people fully … Continue reading Rescuing the Future | Afghanistan, January 6, Haiti, Global Warming, etc | the need for World Government to save us from ourselves

Rescuing the Future | January 6 | Has the West lost it?

Now I think I know what it is I want to say about Jan 6. Like most people watching that violent, hysterical, deluded invasion of the US Congress, that attempt to overthrow an election through violence - with 99% of the participants white, many of the outnumbered Capital police Afro-Americans - at first I was … Continue reading Rescuing the Future | January 6 | Has the West lost it?

Rescuing History | I wish I had a dollar | Mexico and the border wall

Yes, I wish I had a dollar for every time I've had to listen to reports of the angry debate in the USA over the border wall. What you never hear in those arguments is the voice of Mexico. When I was teaching English in Mexico City in 1969, the school put me in charge … Continue reading Rescuing History | I wish I had a dollar | Mexico and the border wall

Rescuing Reality | Covid 19 vs Humanity vs Everything Else

This week I saw a new statistic from the World Wildlife Fund – on average, species across the world have declined 68% in the past 40 years.Meanwhile, in the same time, that is since Ronald Reagan was elected in the USA in 1980, ushering in the great new age of Money First, we have gone … Continue reading Rescuing Reality | Covid 19 vs Humanity vs Everything Else

Rescuing Reality | Why Black lives should matter to everyone

Though I try to stay away from social issues on this site, especially from politics, sometimes there is no choice.  I have been married for a long time to an Afro/Carribean woman. We have two daughters of mixed race. I’ve been close not only to my wife's family, but to the West-Indian community in Toronto … Continue reading Rescuing Reality | Why Black lives should matter to everyone

Alternative World |New perspectives on autism, shyness, literature and history, psychology and science, life, the universe and everything

Yes, this is the new title of this site. Though I'm still fond of 'Shy Highway', the title I've used since 2007, my interests obviously are too far-ranging. Since I was a boy entering school, my view of the world around me has been different from that of anyone I've met. That wasn't always positive. … Continue reading Alternative World |New perspectives on autism, shyness, literature and history, psychology and science, life, the universe and everything