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Bite-sized columns & stories about gardening in tough environments from the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Learn how to compost, ferment, drought-proof, park build, and more. Collected columns from the local paper, including container gardening, working through droughts, companion planting, and lots of organic and permaculture topics and projects.Show more
The pros, cons, and issues of different education systems. Education related articles, from child development and homeschooling to university study and a writing guide. Includes a section to help you or your students get the best grades from exams and essays.Show more
Articles on boring-but-interesting topics, including: Management styles and theory Quality philosophies The structure of law Case studies in reducing crime and recidivism A reflective study on criminal justice A case study on Warner Brothers' political cartoons Articles on occupy, disintermediation, and ethical concerns A wide range of short questions and answers about life issues, philosophy, theology, and more One thing that no-one tells you about being a writer is just how much business stuff you have to learn. In retrospect, it makes sense. Modern corporations provide the equivalent of patronage, allowing artists of all stripes to practice their craft with stuff that's both limited and challenging. Inevitably, what people will pay for producing is stuff directly relevant to their interests, and so over the years I've produced a lot of documents over time about management, law and politics. Some were explanations and guides, some were for courses I took; all were at once fascinating and difficult to engage with properly. What follows sits broadly in three categories: -Simple guides on basic management and legal concepts -More abstract applications and problems in management theory -Some practical instances of politics in action, especially in cartoons The real issue is that people are conversational, not contractual. That creates a real problem in the study of management, which is why the law (which is entirely contractual) and politics (which is entirely conversational) are included together. I find it helps to understand that these things are part of a system that we're all part of, willing or not, conscious or not. Management theories and practice, criminal justice in origin and contemporary application, and all political acts, whether large (the Truth and Reconciliation Committee) small (propaganda in Warner Brothers cartoons) or confusing (Occupy) are part of a single overarching desire to find the levers that make groups of people work.Show more
For a few years, I ran a student support service at a university. Over that time, I discovered that most students were tripping up for easily avoidable reasons, and came in with the same problems each time. Contained herein are solutions for the most common student difficulties, including: How should I prepare to write my essay? How much time should I leave? What am I being asked to do? Shouldn't I Just read everything I can and then start? What is the difference between a claim and an argument? What counts as evidence? What does the question mean? What does critically analyse mean? What's the difference between objective and subjective? Why does it matter? Why is it important to define my terms, and how should I do it? How do I structure my essay? How long should paragraphs be? What is a topic sentence? What makes a good introduction? How do I write my conclusion? What does a completed essay structure look like? How do I sound academic? Just using the words and phrases without understanding them is getting me in trouble... How do I avoid using or showing my opinion? What language can't I use? How do I make my writing formal and impersonal? How should I read? I don't understand what these people are saying... How and why should I take notes? Why do I keep losing marks for referencing? How should I prepare before the exam? How should I manage my time? Why do I lose marks on multiple choice questions? What to do if you have absolutely no idea what's going on.Show more
This is the beginning. Still Light is an episodic tale that spans centuries, beginning in 2020 and ending in 2507. This volume covers the first fifty years, as transhumanity becomes dominant, the first AI are born, and the first posthuman is created. It is the story of Mia, Feng, and Zhukov, the developer, genius, and soldier, as they rise through the ranks of Abraxas, the hidden rulers of the world. As they do, they create the first true AI and posthuman, as well as new political structures. From there, it charts the life of Z?, the posthuman born of their actions Also featuring go-playing robots, secret organisations, a giant mushroom, holograms, virtual realities, a lovely cup of tea, a new generation of terrorists, two men watching a bird, a moment of true peace, a millennia-long fight using ecosystems as weapons, serial killing for a higher cause, beans excreted by cats, a glamorous party, the real meaning of jihad, someone riding an elephant in a palanquin, a completely new way of communicating, the rise of true artificial intelligence, and a friendly lady made of forests. Posthumanity Rises is the first volume of Still Light. Read Apokatastasis for a different journey through the same years (2020-2075).Show more