12-12-12 – the tide has turned

Looking back on 2012, some landmarks in the waters where I swim: There seems no slowing of C02 into the atmosphere, so the signs at the moment are that the planet and its inhabitants are headed for uncomfortable if not traumatic times after mid-century the threshold...

Writing About Slow Violence

Writing About Slow Violence by Amitava Kumar  in the Huffington Post A few years ago, when the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to J.M. Coetzee, it was striking how many commentators, including the members of the Nobel Prize Committee, referred to...