Monthly Archives: February 2013

Home, not-so-sweet Home

There are ways of making homes less burnable, but then there’s nature — especially human nature. [26 February 2013 | Peter Boyer] Some rain has come and, fingers crossed, the bushfire season might just be over — a good time … Continue reading

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The unpredictable behaviour of butterflies and humans

Barbara Kingsolver’s insight into the complexities of human behaviour. [19 February 2013 | Peter Boyer] Digitising everything is the flavour of our age, but some things can’t be expressed as numbers. I discovered that years ago as a lowly manager … Continue reading

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The man who refuses to give up

In a world where despair seems the appropriate emotion, Al Gore continues to fly the flag of hope. [12 February 2013 | Peter Boyer] Al Gore is not your typical politician. Approaching 65, he still comes across as something of … Continue reading

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