Hopeful Values and Human Dignity

Hopeful Values and Human Dignity

My word processor defines dignity as:  the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect Fair enough, but how do we know when someone is “worthy of honour or respect”? It seems to me that in order to be recognized as “worthy of honour or respect” dignity must...
A Hopeful New Year

A Hopeful New Year

Although it may not seem like it on the surface I believe a sea change is coming and it is coming sooner than you might think. I think we will see this shift gain momentum in the coming year. In my estimation what we are now witnessing of the forces of separation and...
Evolution, Fast and Slow

Evolution, Fast and Slow

Humans have come to dominate the planet in a relatively short time. In around 100000 years we have gone from just another species among a myriad of other species all vying for a place in the planetary ecosystem to a species that has overrun the entire planet. In the...
Justifying Hope in Challenging Times

Justifying Hope in Challenging Times

With the U.S. midterm elections looming on the horizon many people are hoping for an outcome that will contribute to a more compassionate political climate. In the face of this hope are the fears that the election results will turn out to be more of the same, if not...