Monthly Archives: December 2017

December 19, 2017

Looking Backward and Forward to 2018

In her book The Human Age, author Diane Ackerman contemplates time and change on a planetary scale to to explore how humanity’s relationship with earth has changed in the last several centuries. As a result, in her words: Without meaning to, we’ve created some planetary chaos that threatens our well-being. Yet despite the urgency of …

December 12, 2017

Recommended Books in 2017: Anticipating and Grappling with Complex Change

How to anticipate change, understand it when we are in the midst of it, and grapple with its potential implications are terribly slippery subjects.  Over the course of 2017, I have recommended a number of new and slightly less new books that do a great job of putting these complexities into plain, elegant English, while …