Hi. I am re-evaluating how I use this blog, and have decided to resume it in a variety of ways.
I stopped posting (in every way) about two years ago, largely because I did not have a focus in my life as to how to proceed. However, I have remained deeply concerned about the issues of climate change, especially the emotional issues that underlie how we have created this problem, a super-wicked problem that may well lead to our extinction as a species. We must undertake the arduous work of maturing as a species — I do not believe we have much choice in this (the option remains extinction).
That said, in the past month, I have started working with a marketing consultant who believes (as I do) that my work is an important contribution to this process of maturation. I am therefore now re-establishing my workshops on emotional issues (see my website www.aplacetwobe.ca for details), and I am submitting regular postings both on Facebook (Dave MacQuarrie and Blowing Out the Darkness) and on LinkedIn (Dave MacQuarrie) — often duplicate postings in multiple sites. You can also watch a short video of me on my website, under “Who is Dave.”
Because these postings are difficult to search, and because many people simply do not want the hassle represented by such as Facebook, I want a primary location where my posts can be accessed. I believe this blog, as an independent site, will serve this purpose.
This site will therefore contain a wide variety of content:
- my thoughts on the issues of climate change (please see my original home page).
- my struggles and explorations as to how to respond to these issues.
- my reactions to current issues — I read a lot, and when I encounter something that I believe important to the underlying issues, I will comment.
- my responses to questions on an emotional nature — my experience is that the average person is overwhelmed with issues; when people ask me for assistance, their questions are likely of interest to many.
In the next few weeks, I will be adding copies of the recent posts I have submitted to other sites, mainly for consistency of content.
Thanks. I hope you enjoy this blog, and take value from my comments.
This post is part of what I am calling the core posts for understanding what I am attempting by this blog. For other core posts, click here.