Tag: Community

  The Dumb Loop

This article relates to a recent session by political journalist Laura Tingle on the impact of staff cuts on what news is reported and the way that it is reported. The session was at the Word for Word Non-Fiction Writer’s Festival that took place in Geelong in November 2017.

  Artful Dodges

This article relates to a number of cultural events that were on in Geelong in November 2017 and their positive impact on the community and individuals that attend.

  Our Spirit Level

An article in response to recent statistics highlighting that Australia is becoming a more secular society, with roughly a third of the population identifying as not having any religious affiliation.

  Led Up the Path

An article looking at why democratically elected leaders are chosen in today’s society, particularly in the context of logos, pathos and ethos, mentioned by Aristotle as the three main types of influence.

  Positive Force

An article emphasising the need to develop our understanding of the mind-body connection, due to an over-reliance on external biological interventions, such as medication.

  Act Now to Create Climate of Change

This article looks at Donald Trump’s history of climate change denial and explores the need to act politically in order to contain the ongoing and future risks currently being assessed by climate scientists.

  Why We Must Make the Effort Not to Let Fear Win

This article reflects upon a terrorist attack in Berlin and a thwarted terror attack in Melbourne. It reiterates the need for those in power to avoid polarising and scapegoating groups of people where possible and highlights the dangers that scapegoating people causes when enshrined in law.

  What Drives People to Dress as Creepy Clowns

  This article relates to the instances of people dressing up as creepy clowns in order to deliberately intimidate people, sometimes armed with real or fake weapons.

  Positivity Borne Out by Roll of the Dice

This article relates to how we can use synchronicity to help us in business. Often, the acknowledgement numinous coincidences can lead us towards a positive outcome, and this also extends to business.