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January 2016

Choice and Change: A follow up

by Hélène Montpetit

Someone in one of my Facebook groups shared this wonderful article today and since it is very much in the vein of my last post on positing answers and giving them a try, I thought I would share it there. It is an article in the Washington Post by Tara Barhampour entitled “We are lucky if we get to be old”.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Choice and Change: Living in interesting times

by Hélène Montpetit

Are you familiar with the curse “May you live in interesting times?” It’s been on my mind lately as I wonder what, if anything, we are supposed to do about the economic hardships, armed conflicts, acts of terror, and all manner of other things competing to ensure historians will want to pore over and analyse the turn of the 21st century.

Since I do have–(as a Twitter friend recently put it)–a lovely glass-three-quarters-full worldview, I of course wonder whether blessings can’t be found under the curses of our very own interesting times. Continue reading “Choice and Change: Living in interesting times”

Sweet Songs Collection no. 13: Commons Transition

The Commons Transition Platform is an open public forum that favours collaborative endeavours and local projects. Based on a commons-driven perspective, it makes available practical information and policy proposals. Open to all, it is a gateway to a network of people committed to positive change at the local, national and international levels. Continue reading “Sweet Songs Collection no. 13: Commons Transition”

Sweet Songs Collection no. 12: Veterans For Peace


There are perhaps no more convincing arguments for peace than those made by the soldiers who have been on the front lines.

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies working to build a culture of peace. Uniquely qualified by their experiences, they share their knowledge of the true causes and enormous costs of war. Founded in 1985 by 10 U.S. veterans in response to the global nuclear arms race and U.S. military interventions in Central America, the organisation now has over 140 chapters worldwide. Continue reading “Sweet Songs Collection no. 12: Veterans For Peace”

Who Am I? And, as the caterpillar asked in Alice in Wonderland

by Hélène Montpetit

Leave it to Megan at Invisible World to come up with the idea of using quizzes to get bloggers to divulge more about themselves. Her own results, available here, attest to the fact she is not the type to send out a challenge without first doing it herself.

I had fun completing these, so if you’d like to spend a short while exploring what science (and non-science) has figured out about people, follow the links below. You might even discover a thing or two about yourself. In the meantime, if you’re curious what they reveal about yours truly, read on! Continue reading “Who Am I? And, as the caterpillar asked in Alice in Wonderland”

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