“I’m just saying, ‘Can we be slightly less stupid, and we’ll all be better off for it.'”

Dear Lindsay,

On my walk today I noticed less pigeons and leaner pigeons and the squirrels were also looking slimmer.

Less people feeding them less.

The animals (including people) look more healthy. Everything is finally slowing down.

In my slow moments today, I read, I listened, and I wrote.

One very interesting piece I read was offered by the LRB [London Review of Books] Bookshop

LRB has moved some of its bookshop talks/interviews online


Daniel Dorling interviewed by Zoe Williams.

His latest book is available from the Toronto Public Library as an e-book << as of today 9 holds on 2 copies << today = April 23, 2020

Slowdown : The End of the Great Acceleration — and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives. The podcast is so rich in info you can listen to it with the background music of your choice for a layered info load… Remember that name:

Dorling, Daniel

Have fun with the slow down and its extension.



He identifies five sets of beliefs – elitism, exclusion, prejudice, greed and despair – that he claims are replacing Beveridge’s five social evils at the dawn of the welfare state (ignorance, want, idleness, squalor and disease), and have become so entrenched in Britain and some other affluent countries that they uphold an unjust system that perpetuates extreme inequality.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/apr/21/danny-dorling-charles-dickens-social-inequality << Accessed April 23, 2020

And so for day 2776

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