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I first used this blog to publish "Trash" before I knew about ebooks. I wrote "Trash" twenty years ago. The novel explains why, in the original version of "If not for the tomatoes" Annie wrote: "We had aliens come and tell us". It wasn't Al Gore at all.

Annie isn't the hero of "Trash", but she has her own story ( a much more polished novel). Go to smashwords.com and look for "Tipping Point". (Follow the link to the right.)

If you're a first time visitor to my blog, try reading "If not for the tomatoes" first. (It's the short story in Annie's future - look in 6/5/07) This is only half the story, though. The complete story that inspired Tipping Point appears in my other blog as "Our choices".

To begin reading "Trash", start at 17/6/07. (Many apologies for the poor navigation.)


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Blowing in the wind

Change is terrifying me.

I have spent so many years caught between the blackboard and the sullen desks that their absence feels like guilt. I have replaced the certainty of my daily dose of abuse with the anxiety of seeking work at a time when jobs are prizes pursued by crowds. At times I despair - I will never find gainful employment.

But I persist. And I wonder how many of our current environmental crises could be solved if people were willing to tackle change. Is the process simply too scary? I know I'm ready to give up my process of change.

However, I also know that there is no going back. "That way madness lies". For good or ill I have changed my course. I will persist.

Has our earth reached the point at which there is no going back? Will we even know when we reach, or pass, our tipping point?

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