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The Human Family is in a Difficult Situation

The Human Family is in a Difficult Situation

“The human family is in a difficult situation,” says Desmond Berghofer. Desmond is the grandfather of 12 grandchildren, a contributor on BoomerWarrior and a long-distance friend. We have corresponded by email and spoken by phone but regrettably we have never met face-to-face. Following my recent somewhat controversial article — The Climate Irony is Inescapable in […]

Thought Traps and Thought Leaps

Thought Traps and Thought Leaps

In a previous post – From Economic Mind to Eco-Mind – Desmond Berghofer (grandparentsfortheturure) is inspired by Frances Moore Lappe’s use of the phrase ‘Thought Traps and Thought Leaps’. There are seven thought traps and seven thought leaps needed to move forward, allowing us to change our mental map and embrace the eco-mind. Editor ~ […]

From Economic Mind to Eco-Mind

From Economic Mind to Eco-Mind

In this post Desmond Berghofer describes our preoccupation with perpetual economic growth at the expense of our environment. He compares the concepts of economic mind and eco-mind. While it is true that capitalism and globalization have brought immense value and benefits to billions of people around the globe, there is a dark undercurrent of resource […]

The Spectre of Time

The Spectre of Time

But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near; And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity. (Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress) As I look into the distance, deeply absorbed in my endless search for meaning, I leave myself open and thus quite vulnerable to the mystery of our […]