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aspects of Tom Watson

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Regenerative Culture

I've been using the term 'regenerative culture' as an umbrella term for a lot of the stuff I care about but what does it mean?

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    For Sale: 14838 Christophers Place

    We are hoping to keep the property in our circles

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      Bioregions: ChatGPT edition

      Asking ChatGPT about bioregions

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        bioregionalism

        A bioregional mapping scheme (Part 4)

        My pitch for how we ought to tackle the challenge of mapping bioregions

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          bioregionalism

          The challenges of mapping bioregions (Part 3)

          Mapping Bioregions

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            BRC Camp Contact 2022; Reflections

            Some reflections on how we ran Camp Contact in 2022 at BRC

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              bioregionalism

              Preaching the good word of Bioregionalism (Part 2)

              What are some of the challenges of promoting Bioregionalism

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                Bioregionalism on the Internet (Part 1)

                What is bioregionalism? What would one find with an internet search?

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                  Making an aerial photo mosaic with a DJI drone, OpenDroneMap and Drone Harmony

                  DYI Drone Mapping

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                    Going the Distance: Creating transformational community

                    There is a growing movement of folk who are seeking a way out of the dominant paradigm for living life

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                      Van House Power trouble-shooting

                      Writing out my house power/battery situation and my different options. Pile in with opinions as you like

                        Fork-in-the-Path: COVID19; USA, California and the World edition cover image
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                        Fork-in-the-Path: COVID19; USA, California and the World edition

                        An extensive example of the fork-in-the-path scenario mapping exercise

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                          unanchored mastery

                          Fork-in-the-Path

                          A scenario mapping exercise, with a little forecasting, projection

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                            Simple Shakshuka

                            A simple shakshuka dish recipe

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                              Adjacency: making sense of the context our communities swim in

                              In this post, I seek to explore the secondary and tertiary qualities of our societies, cities, organizations, workplaces, and communities; surfacing these qualities can help us navigate our social context and build better communities.

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                                My dream mobile workflow for Roam Research

                                Roam Research is a great research aid. They are building a mobile app soon; these are some of my hopes for it

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                                  Initiation and Adulthood

                                  What does it mean to be 'initiated'? And what does that have to do with adulthood?

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                                    Marking Ceremony

                                    My first youth group had its marking ceremony on Sunday. The culmination of our three year program.

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                                      Tahoe trip

                                      Last month I took the younger of my two youth groups out on their first summer trip; an overnight trip to Tahoe.

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                                        The Watch List

                                        To avoid getting wrapped up and paralysed by the daily tumble of climate chaos, we need a longer-term perspective. This watch list is my attempt at that longer view.

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                                          Run and done: My wrap up for the GSSS 2019

                                          This is the second post in a short series of reflections about my time at the Santa Fe Institute's Global Sustainability Summer School.

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                                            Forecasts and Little Civilization: initial reactions

                                            Reflecting on the initial reactions to my climate forecasts, Little Civilization, and what comes next

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                                              Our Cohort as a Complex System

                                              This is the first post in a short series of reflections about my time at the Santa Fe Institute's Global Sustainability Summer School. More directed at those in the cohort!

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                                                Tep Tep

                                                Arriving a few days early in New Mexico, I hired a car and drove out into the valleys, forests and mesas north of Santa Fe. This is a form of preparation for me, for my time at SFI

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                                                  Big Civilization and Little Civilization

                                                  Over the winter break, my partner and I took the time to expansively map out the factors and possibilities of the coming century. This swept across the spectrum of developments in our own paths, our relationship, and the wider field of the world around us.

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                                                    Into the Long Night

                                                    At the start of the month, my older youth group ventured out on our overnight challenge: 12 hours overnight hike, from sunset to sun rise, around and up Mt Tam, over 18 miles.

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                                                      Summer Reading List 2019

                                                      What am I going to read this summer? Well, I have a few books waiting for me...

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                                                        Kiss of Life

                                                        You gave me the kiss of life! Kiss of life... Sade remixed so wonderfully by Kaytranada

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                                                          The River of Masculinity: A review of 'The New Manhood'

                                                          First published in 1994, 'The New Manhood' (back then just 'Manhood') and Steve Biddulph's consistent touring and writing have touched the lives of countless men in Australia.

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                                                            Going to the Global Sustainability Summer School

                                                            I am very excited about this news! I found out in early February that the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) was offering the course in July 2019 and was immediately fascinated.

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                                                              The Buzz

                                                              About seven months ago, I was out on a dry lake bed with a few chums. We had a little project, an extra reason to get us up before sun-rise...

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                                                                New Beginnings

                                                                Last Thursday I met Dan. This meeting portends the first physical coming together of my next rites-of-passage youth group. It has begun!

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                                                                  rites of passage

                                                                  Losing Gerald*

                                                                  It is hard to pinpoint when we lost Gerald. He had been a member of our three year 'rite of passage' youth group from the very beginning...

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                                                                    A generic mental model for geo-data acquisition

                                                                    I am going to dive into outlining a generic mental model for what organizations tend to do when they have geo-data acquisition needs.

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                                                                      Priors: Mental Models

                                                                      I use 'Mental models' as a shorthand term for the idea that the way a single human mind comprehends reality, is not reality...

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                                                                        Peak: a review

                                                                        Have you ever wondered what sets the best chess players a part from the rest? Or what you, as a novice of any mastery, could learn from that?

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                                                                          Building this site

                                                                          A confluence of factors have driven me to set up this site: wanting to clarify my thinking by writing; framing my thoughts in prose and paragraph; wanting to have a place to publish these writings...

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                                                                            Inside a dream

                                                                            Chelsey and I visited a friend's pre-burn party. They had built their core camp infrastructure out of shipping containers and other kit, assembled it in a...

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                                                                              Returning from the Bodega Bay Summer Trip

                                                                              I just spent my birthday hiking up a windswept hill with my youth group, of teenage boys...

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                                                                                Smoke and Mirrors

                                                                                It only took me just over an hour to hike out to this point...

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                                                                                  Dynasty

                                                                                  This is going to be my dynastic version of the "Date Me" post phenonema. Take it as a prayer, as an intention; take it as me lighting a beacon.