Everything is Connected

There are times in our lives when it’s easy to forget how connected everything is. Times when life gets a little too tough and stressful and we end up paying more attention to our own well being in a way that disregards the cost and the consequences of our actions to the world out there; the people, the environment and everything else that’s a part of it. We find ourselves being selfish – not because we want to be but because circumstances (of nature, or corporate or political intent) force us to be.

That’s how the world got into the state that it’s in now. Here’s a neat 20 minute video that explains it all.

On this page is a collection of posts that  help to expand and explain the rich and diverse complexity of the world we live in – complex but not complicated.

  • Death by Numbers.
    At some point in late April, COVID-19 claimed the life of its 58,221st victim in the United States. We do not know the victim’s name or the exact time of death, but the death was significant: It meant that the coronavirus had claimed more American lives than the entire Vietnam War. That conflict, which lasted … Read More
  • The Story of Plastic’s global premiere on Earth Day
    THREE WAYS TO WATCH Here’s how you can watch The Story of Plastic, whether you’re an individual viewer or a group interested in organizing around the film: BROADCAST (US) – Tune in on Earth Day, April 22, at 2pm on Discovery Channel (same local time on both coasts).BROADCAST (International) – The Story of Plastic will be broadcast on Discovery network affiliates in … Read More
  • The Coronation.
    This article by Charles Eisenstein is well worth the time to read. For years, normality has been stretched nearly to its breaking point, a rope pulled tighter and tighter, waiting for a nip of the black swan’s beak to snap it in two. Now that the rope has snapped, do we tie its ends back … Read More