Category Archives: Big Picture

Our own health, or the health of our ecosystem?

Which is more important? My guess is that most people would answer that “our own health” is more important. Not because they’re selfish or uncaring about the environment, but because they probably don’t know what’s at stake should our ecosystem … Continue reading

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A new “generation” of blogs for the digital age

Designed to be read on smartphones or tablets in less than one minute Join our Mailing List. If you’re reading this page now, you are probably “following” this blog. If you want to receive the new BSBs, you will need … Continue reading

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Pomp, Circumstance and Beyond–“You’ve got to find what you love.”

But you don’t have to find it today. In June of 2005, Steve Jobs delivered his famous “You’ve got to find what you love” speech at Stanford University. A video and full text of that speech can be found under … Continue reading

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Do you know the significance of 350 parts per million?

It is the maximum safe level of CO2 in our atmosphere.  It’s also a level that we will probably never see again. Read on… From the 350.org website. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell … Continue reading

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Growing potatoes on Mars with Matt Damon

And other lessons for humankind from “The Martian” Spoiler alert. If you don’t like to read anything about movies before you see them, you should stop reading for now. I do recommend this movie highly. Lessons from the movie Martian The sensibility of plant-based … Continue reading

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Most Important Topic in the History of Humankind

Our Food Choices in the 21st Century Life began on our planet about four billion years ago. The human species emerged just 200,000 years ago. If you crammed those four billion years of history into one year, we’ve been here for … Continue reading

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Why are you doing what you do? Why is it not depressing?

Two questions I was asked recently by one of my readers The short answer to the first one is that I have chosen to focus my efforts where I think I can make the most difference. When I was a … Continue reading

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