my interests are
Jiddu Krishnamurti
philosophy and spirituality
war & peace and science & technology
but in this age of climate change most relevant is
1000 "the Psychology of Climate Change Denialism"
as well as 1001 "the Future is Now"
my "Theory Of Everything"
about writing


Fox News Conspiracies

Fox News trumpeting conspiracies
is worse than we thought

Facts Matter

When CoViD deniers 
don't see clearly

A rotten Apple

I've used shiny, fresh Apples for 34 years,
but the shine has worn off, the Apple has shriveled

Apple iPhone PRO SuperMax

Just announced: Apple iPhone PRO SuperMax

Brand new Leica Q3

Due to popular demand

a stunning new camera from Leica

Liz Felton, the Woodcarver of Balmoral

Liz Felton is the woodcarver of Balmoral

Stoker Park Playground

This is the brand new Stoker Park Playground
in Sydney's Castlecrag, designed by Jan Felton

Krishnamurti on Truth

Jiddu Krishnamurti: 
"Truth is a pathless land."

Gun Control by Jim Jefferies

Jim Jefferies nails the issue of Gun Control

Daniel Dennet and Consciousness

Daniel Dennet and Consciousness Explained

Zen Is True

Zen Is True, that's my story and I stick with it

CoViD deaths in the US

CoViD is a leading cause of death in the US.
But guess who's dying the most?

The Day the Dinosaurs died

This is a Kurzgesagt video about continuity
and The Day the Dinosaurs died ... stunning

Liz is Ninety

Liz is Ninety

Our Grandma, Liz Felton, has turned 90

The Conversation

The Conversation ... 
read this editor's note

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens on cancer, dying, religion
and Pascal's waver

We need a vaccine against confusion and stupidity

Alan Kohler says it like it is:
Not vaccinated? 
We need a vaccine against confusion and stupidity

Spirituality and Intellectual Honesty

Spirituality and Intellectual Honesty is a talk at the KFA about whether spirituality can be considered secular 

Israel and Palestine, Dr. Gabor Maté

... on Russell Brand: Under The Skin

No two snowflakes ...

No two snowflakes are the same

Happy Birthday to me

the measure of a man's success

Happy Birthday To Me

Happy Birthday To Me

The measure of a man's success ...

What's it like to be a writer?

So, what's it like to be a writer, you may ask.

Beethoven and Social Media

A surprise discovery shows Beethoven was an early social media adapter

Mr Turner

We watched a stupendous movie: Mr Turner

Bill Maher on saving the world

... it's easier talking about it than doing it

Children and religious education

Jesuit maxim: Give us a child till s/he’s seven 
and we’ll have them for life

Osho, the Bhagwan

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh is at the centre of a Netflix series about a utopian commune in Oregon, USA: Wild Wild Country

Religion and indoctrination of the young

A pertinent question: Should parents be allowed to enforce religion on their children?

Trump fact checked

What happens when Donald Trump is fact checked?

Unity Gym re-invented

Unity Gym in North Sydney, Australia
just before it went exclusively online, globally

the Voice of God

The movie Hacksaw Ridge sheds light on what may follow when asking God for a sign

The Path: At the feet of the Master

"If you know, it is your duty to help others to know."
At the feet of the Master is a spiritual classic attributed to Jiddu Krishnamurti, written when he was fourteen years old

Maher, Trump, Putin, trolls

Maher, Trump, Putin, trolls - the whole catastrophe 

967 Is there life elsewhere?

A new angle on an old question

The Curse of NOW

Living in the Now is a Curse

Bill Maher with Jordan Peterson

Do I have favourites? You bet.
Here are two of them.

Don't Look Up

A movie about the denial of science

Einstein's Cosmic Religion

Albert Einstein - inspired by Baruch Spinoza - had a Cosmic Religion

The Age Of Consequences

The Four Corners show of the Century:
The Age Of Consequences

942 The Great Filter redux

More on the implications of meeting the Great Filter

The Fourth Filter

Can humans avert falling victim to the fifth, the Great Filter?

Krishnamurti and the fresh, young mind

J. Krishnamurti extols the virtues of the fresh, young ... indeed the empty mind

Charlie Pickering, Climate Change and Alan Jones

What can a grain of rice tell us about climate change? As it turns out lots.

Peace Train

... Song Around the World

Painters paint; art dealers make deals

Painters paint their hearts out, then art dealers & investors get their hands on their work ...


I had reason to revisit the issue of spirituality