Author Archives: Bruce

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years. President of Island Resources Foundation.

Happy Fourth of July

New federal employment and OSHA policy:

Posted in Fun

I Guess, At the End of the Day, I Do Care . . .

[I know we’re all really tired of this stuff, and for a bunch of reasons I’ve not been reading all of the news and opinions that I had been. But I do think the summary provided by Dana Milbank in … Continue reading

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Deutsche Welle Online: Comment on Barbadian Debt as Typical Caribbean Small Island Problem

from the on-line English version of the paper at <http://www.dw.com/en/drowning-in-debt-barbados-predicament-offers-a-warning-for-small-island-nations/a-44245771&gt; [Just a minor caveat that there is no evidence that German financiers are necessarily balanced assessors of development options for oceanic small islands. . . . but they probably DO … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Governance, Small Island

Among Real Problems Largely Ignored at an Important Forum

Lost in the static over Trump histrionics <from the Seychelles News site > — President of Seychelles shocks G7 meeting with photos of ocean trash Victoria, Seychelles | June 11, 2018, Monday @ 14:21 in National » GENERAL | By: … Continue reading

Posted in Beaches, Coral Reefs, Governance, Small Island

The Boomers’ Fail

Ron Morgan called my attention to this profound critique of modern social/political deficits by David Brooks from the NY Times, May 29th. —————— The Strange Failure of the Educated Elite By David Brooks Opinion Columnist May 28, 2018 CreditBrian Snyder/Reuters … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Society, Futures, Governance

“Bizarre Spikes” Becomes a Standard Feature of Climate Change — not just in the Arctic

Check it out — an opinion piece from E&E in February of 2018. from Medium <https://medium.com/@Michael_Spencer/arctic-alarms-climate-scientists-with-bizarre-temperature-spike-ac1354427b97&gt; Michael K. Spencer  The original business insider. A tech Futurist and Editor of FutureSin. WeChat: mikekevinspencer Feb 27 2018 Arctic Alarms Climate Scientists with … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Futures

Book about Providencia or New Providence, or ¿Santa Catalina?

from the New York Times Book Review section for Sunday, 13 May 2018 — NONFICTION Pirates, Runaways, Smugglers and the Occasional Aristocrat   Review By Michael Pye                           … Continue reading

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