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Our Time Balm

January 22, 2020

The temperature of anxiety is rising. Scratch the surface of more and more “normal” people and they spill out their concerns and how they are trying to cope. I wish I had some balm to offer for our times....

Why I spent Christmas on the Moon

January 10, 2020

I spent most of this festive break on the Moon. I wandered amongst its vast craters, scaled its gently curving hills to get better views, sat on top of Moon boulders, left my footprints upon its fine grey dust....

Luther Bible

Repent – Another World is Possible

January 2, 2020

Repent? Really? Haven’t we graduated from the angry Father God of the Israelites? Who needs a rule book with a hundred or more prescribed prayers for every micro-action of the day, like brushing your teeth and putting on your...

Paper-Thin Resources

December 19, 2019

We at Post Carbon Institute have been talking recently about the Butterfly Effect, the theory that small changes in complex, dynamic systems can wind up having huge impacts. But I’ve also been thinking a lot specifically about Monarch butterflies....

The Power of Unpredictable Outcomes

December 5, 2019

We’re asking for your financial support as we close out 2019. Please consider making a donation to help us reach more people in our efforts to build greater resilience in communities around the world. “You may be familiar with the Butterfly Effect. It’s...


Calling All Butterflies

December 3, 2019

Knowing that the connection, within chaotic systems, between action and consequence is tenuous and unpredictable, it makes perfect sense to act, at least sometimes, in ways that may seem irrational. Specifically, it makes sense to act on the basis...


November 28, 2019

The holidays can offer up some experiences that can be both amusing and bemusing. As your heart warms while connecting with family members you haven’t seen in a while, your Uncle Voldemort keeps starting most of his conversations with...