Do you ever wonder why ancient humans spread over most of the planet? It was a very unusual thing to do. The only other large land mammal that has come close is the wolf, and they never managed to get to South America or Africa. Yet by at least 13,000 years ago, humans were on … Continue reading Autism | Were early humans autistic?
Stop talking so much; listen, use your eyes, watch the wind..........
The way out is via the door. Why is it that no one will use this method? - Confucious This is another subject I've been avoiding. But reading a post last week of Cheche Winnie, a Kenyan blogger I follow (Cheche Winnie.com) because she provides an up close and interesting look into … Continue reading Rescuing the Future | climate change | first the simple answer
Insensitivity may ultimately destroy this planet, so it has to be confronted.
I'm returning to my Brooklyn, New York lady feeding her pigeons on Christmas morning a few years ago. I hope she was able to go out again this morning.
In my book The Shyness Guide, I discuss The Pipestone Wolves, a book by animal behaviorist Gunter Bloch about a family of wolves that lived in Canada's Banff National Park. Bloch writes about the shyness that is common in wolves, and most wild animals. But he has a concept of shyness that is different. After … Continue reading Shyness and Wolves | A new way of seeing ourselves?
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
Now that the Covid 19 corona virus outbreak has been declared a pandemic, stock markets are plummeting around the world, pro sports stadiums are closing their doors and face masks are proliferating in the streets, I think it’s time for a bit of a reality check. Look at these current estimated wild world populations of … Continue reading Rescuing Reality |Covid 19 corona virus pandemic
In one of my books – not sure if it's in The Shyness Guide or my first novel, The Birdcatcher (could be both) - I said that reading and writing are older than speech. That's an idea that I have never seen anywhere else. But this week, re-reading the James Hillman/Michael Ventura book, We've Had … Continue reading Rescuing the Past and/or Anthropology and/or Psychology |How reading and writing preceded Talking