Life is Short, and Urgent


Guy McPherson reminds us that we should strive to “make our lives worthy of the few years we spend on this most wondrous of planets.”

And Thoreau Shakes His Head at America


If Henry David Thoreau still believes that “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty,” then he must be awfully disappointed about the current state of America.

Trading Hope for Action


Let’s live as if we appreciate the others in our lives, human and otherwise.

Hope is Hopeless: On the Dangers of Hopium


Professor Guy McPherson on transforming abstract hope into concrete action.

My Wife and I Don’t Have Jobs. This Makes People Nervous.


Mike Sliwa believes people worry about the future and miss the present.

Expressing Our Humanity As We Drown It


Dr. Guy McPherson believes incompetence defines the human experience. Can we save ourselves from ourselves?

Questioning Culture: The Absurdity of Authenticity


Culture is loud. Becoming authentically YOU means turning down its volume.

Questioning Culture: Our Addiction to Growth


If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money.

Questioning Culture: American Empire

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Maintaining American Empire requires three fundamental elements. Which are you participating in?

Questioning Culture: When Personal Happiness Brings Suffering to Others


Do our current lifestyles violate the Socratic notion of Good?

Questioning Culture: Shades of Existential Gray


How do we distinguish what we want from what we need?

Questioning Culture: The Long Littleness of Life


Professor Guy McPherson on how we use distractions to make our lives meaningful.

Questioning Culture: A Series


Is this culture the best we can do simply because it’s all we’ve ever known?

Divided We Fall, And So We Are


If you knew it was too late to save society, would you still try?

On Climate Change & Collective Courage


Courage is the only way we can save ourselves from ourselves

If Good is Common Good, We are Failing


Our actions are poorly matched to pursuit of the common good.