Mar 312013
2013-03  Excellent!  TED Talk, Ron Finley, A guerilla gardener in south central L.A.

I want to make sure this TED Talk  by Ron Finley is widely known. Maybe you’ll experience the same high as I did, watching it?!  – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  – Ron Finley’s work is very positive and creative.  It is CONSTRUCTION;  this is what […]

Mar 302013

NOTE:  it is better to watch the video of this talk.   Please see  2013-04-08  Excellent!  TED Talk, Ron Finley, A guerilla gardener in south central L.A. – – – – – – – – – TRANSCRIPT Showing Revision 3, created 03/07/2013 by Morton Bast. Title:   Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA Description:     Ron […]

Dec 072012

Climbing back into the saddle after an amazing trip to Bhutan. ‘Twas that delightful serendipity, whooping cranes and family support that got me there, will tell you more later. Why Bhutan?   .. . . For years I have been troubled by our economic indicators (Gross Domestic Product (GDP)).  We are delusional.  We use “growth rates” to […]

Jun 172012

“The preoccupation with the GDP, which has become the all-encompassing surrogate  for everything with respect to well-being, is wrong,” he  (Romanow) said. By Betty Ann Adam The unifying force medicare has played in Canada is being eroded by Ottawa’s  decision to make health care transfer payments to the provinces without overall  national goals attached, […]

Feb 142012

Sub-title:  The Brave New Academy, The undermining of democracy. From “A Brave New World”:   For true blissed-out and vacant servitude, though, you need an otherwise sophisticated society where no serious history is taught. – – – – – – — – – – Leonardo da Vinci: Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority […]

Jun 242011

Status quo at the University is corporate leadership.  The University asked for public input to the search for the next president of the University.  My submission:  we need an agent-of-change president.   And be clear:  hyped “innovation” is status quo, not real change. Note:  This dated June 27th replaces the original which was sent June 24th when […]

Mar 052011

I am truly excited by this initiative.  However, the battle is a difficult one.   The reforms will not be accomplished if the corporate role is not addressed (item #2).   “We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there; lest we be like the […]

Oct 202010

Hi All! I added the Rosenberg Reports and Schindler’s work, the important science on the South Saskatchewan River. Many thanks for the Canadian Geographic article and World Wildlife Report – they are very valuable additions. I will send this revised information to various Government officials, etc. As always, this is the outcome of our combined […]