Psychoanalysis and Camping

  Gone are the days where camping consisted of a shelter tent for two carried in a backpack. Today, in Australia and many other parts of the world, camping represents a huge quotient of carbon dioxide on wheels.   Massive internal combustion vehicles with extremely poor fuel economy and huge emissions of greenhouse gases and … Continue reading Psychoanalysis and Camping

Dollarbird

First Antipodean Nature Note: A pair of Dollarbirds (Eurystomus orientalis) nested next door in a big Ironbark. For about a month the cackling noise of the parent birds bringing-in insects for what I thought were two noisy babies was constant. This morning, after seeing a big Black Snake in the garden, I noticed a young … Continue reading Dollarbird

Pessimism Vs Optimism

From 'Earth Emotions: "Although a transdisciplinary philosopher by inclination, I have attempted to give "Generation Symbiocene" a relentless, optimistic and practical view of their future. Such extreme optimism is needed to counter the ruthless pessimism that is emerging from the critics of the Anthropocene and the collective wisdom of scientists who keep warning us about … Continue reading Pessimism Vs Optimism

Bottom-Up Aphorisms

Individual organisms are actually holobionts or multiple species co-existing in the same time/space. The human body is the host home of trillions of bacteria, viruses, phages and fungi all sharing the one life. Our microbiomes contain 'old friends' who fight our enemies. The idea of species is specious. Every breath we take-in is an open … Continue reading Bottom-Up Aphorisms