Time is fast running out for the dramatic transformation necessary to save our world. We move ever closer to unthinkable disaster pushed by hatred, war, desperate poverty and ecological destruction. Few of us would prefer this to a world of Peace, Love, Freedom and Equality. We need a bridge to a more complete and stable realization of these ideals. We can only build such a bridge if we make better sense of ourselves and our world.
Bridge to Change seeks to upgrade our notions about matter, time, identity and what’s humanly possible. The writing offered here examines the roots of our problems, exposing underlying obstacles to change; while suggesting a pathway forward so that we can make more effective use of the transformative powers put in our hands by a democratic political culture.
Finally, Bridge to Change offers a concrete plan of action.
Bridge to Change consists of several sections.
Three novels, Merlin's Parole, The Bridge and Complexity use narrative to unfold a worldview, theory and analysis.
Merlin's Parole recounts one individual's intellectual / experiential journey through the anti-war activism and counter-cultural movement of the Sixties which leads to a kind of one-person demonstration walking across the United States.
The Bridge continues the narrative through three more transcontinental walks
interspersed with cartoon-like dream sequences that explain the power of language and other cultural systems.
Book III, Complexity, follows fictional characters in diverse situations who use insights from Complexity Theory and initiate a phase transition.
Handbook for a Phase Transition abstracts the ideas and presents them in their logical sequence.
Improbable draws on an understanding of ourselves grounded in science and scholarship where we came from; what we’re made of; what we have already shown we can do.
Rethinking, brings these threads together answering how the kind of profound change we need is possible / achievable.
In Some Stars, poems, written for actual individuals, suggest facets of personality connected with their moment of birth.
In Notes, short pieces focus on concepts found throughout the site.