Category Archives: Writing

Only human

There’s a phrase going round in my head: ‘The world would be fine if we were all dead’ But surely that’s immoral? Humans mean more than coral, or fish, or bees, or birds or trees… ‘God gave us all the … Continue reading

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God spaketh, but why? Part 15: Which story?

This series of blog posts considers how the dominant story of controlling nature came to be and how we might change the story again, to one more likely to persist into a viable future for all species. It was Yuval … Continue reading

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Why blog?

Good old WordPress – their annual stats have handily revealed that this blog gets about the same number of visitors whether I post to it or not! The Cheery Pessimist started in May 2010 as a blog about the energy … Continue reading

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Hello world!

The Cheery Pessimist is a blog about the energy crisis. As the name implies, I’m not an optimist about our current situation but I also don’t see the point in being gloomy & doomy about it! There is much talk … Continue reading

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