One From Two

| January 31, 2015

Archaeological evidence suggests that we Humans of today owe our success as a species to the forging long ago of a wondrously strategic alliance – comradeship with the ancestors of that most noble thing called the Dog. Alas, the benefit of that linkage has not served our four legged counterpart so well, but that is […]

Blasphemy, the Chicken, and the Egg

| January 18, 2015

Blasphemy Noun (plural blasphemies) The action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk: he was detained on charges of blasphemy. Two incidents of punishment for “blasphemy” have been in the news of late – one meted out by judicial decision of a Saudi Arabian court against blogger Raif Badawi who […]

Leaders and Leadership – Chapter the Second: A Historical Study in Leadership

| January 8, 2015

In his 9 December 2014 article, How Ernest Shackleton can help world address climate change, Paul Kennedy wrote: A hundred years ago, Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton failed — in absolutely spectacular fashion. But some believe the way he turned failure into a historic triumph is inspiration for world leaders dealing with the crisis of climate […]

Leaders and Leadership – Chapter the First

| January 3, 2015

The expulsion of evils, from being occasional, tends to become periodic. It comes to be thought desirable to have a general riddance of evil spirits at fixed times, usually once a year, in order that the people may make a fresh start in life, freed from all the malignant influences which have been long accumulating […]