Part of the progress towards resilience. You take a rest from planning, arguing and campaigning, and keep out of trouble for a time. You gather your strength. You come to see things differently, as discovered by Odysseus, who spent much of his epic voyage in negretos hypnos—sleep deep enough to be the counterfeit of death—eventually waking so befuddled and different that he could not recognise his own homeland. This was sleep which was taking him somewhere—on a ship travelling faster than the falcon can fly—and he made it in the end.S32


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David Fleming
Dr David Fleming (2 January 1940 – 29 November 2010) was an economist, historian and writer, based in London. He was among the first to reveal the possibility of peak oil's approach and invented the influential TEQs scheme, designed to address this and climate change. He was also a significant figure in the development of the UK Green Party, the Transition Towns movement and the New Economics Foundation, as well as a Chairman of the Soil Association. His wide-ranging independent analysis culminated in two critically acclaimed books, Lean Logic and Surviving the Future. A film about his perspective and legacy - The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilisation? - was released in 2019, directed by BAFTA-winning director Peter Armstrong. For more information, including on Lean Logic, click the little globe below!

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