We put a high price on rarity, but often it’s the common things that are most important.

Photo by author. Sooke Hills, Vancouver Island


and our brains are not computers.

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COVID-19 and climate change provide an opportunity to rethink growth and we should take it.

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A COVID-19 denial story

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How we believe is at least as important as what we believe

Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem. Creator: Rembrandt. Date: 1630


Promoting happiness & fulfillment means shifting our policy focus to families, the arts & humanities, and the environment

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There is nothing in this universe that can be reduced to a single word, and nothing more dismissive than doing it to another person

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Some reflections on the nature of modern work & society upon leaving my job

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What I’ve learned from the artistic process while learning to paint

Painting by author


How living near wild (and wildish) places has shaped my thinking about the complex dance between wilderness and civilization

Photo by author. View from Mt. Tolmie at sunrise, Victoria, BC, Canada

Craig Axford

US citizen residing in British Columbia, Canada. Degrees include anthropology and environmental studies. Activism, politics, science, nature.

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