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The Commonwealth of Life by Peter G. Brown

The Commonwealth of Life: Economics for a Flourishing Earth by Peter G. Brown My rating: 4 of 5 stars An inspiring vision is presented in a technical and academic work that contains some possibly troubling implications. In January 2008 I … Continue reading

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the pursuit of happiness

Are you happy? Do you find that question embarrassing? Many of us do. We’re comfortable answering it with respect to some specific, restricted area (“I’m happy with the way the centerpiece works with the tablecloth”), but get progressively less comfortable … Continue reading

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The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman My rating: 3 of 5 stars This vivid, well-written book leaves one hungry for more of its title topic. I seem to recall first seeing this book advertised and perhaps recommended in Scientific … Continue reading

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the Commonwealth of Life

Over today’s lunch of cold leftover pizza (vegetarian, hold the pineapple, but argh the pineapple came anyway) I browsed through the fall 2012 issue of Finding Solutions, the newsletter of the David Suzuki Foundation. Dr. Suzuki himself always writes a … Continue reading

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