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A Mundane Comedy is Dominic Kelleher's new book, which will be published in mid 2024. The introduction is available here and further extracts will appear on this site and on social media in the coming months.

The 52:52:52 project, launching on this site and on social media in mid 2024, will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

This site addresses what's changing, at the personal, organisational and societal levels. You'll learn about key changes across more than 150 elements of life, from ageing and time, through nature and animals, to kindness and love...and much more besides, which will help you better prepare for related change in your own life.

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On Music

Music

 

Indigenous peoples who have never even listened to the radio can nonetheless pick up on happy, sad, and fearful emotions in Western music. A studied suggested that the expression of emotions is a basic feature of Western music, whereas in other musical traditions, music has traditionally more often been appreciated for other qualities, such as group coordination in rituals.

What's Changing? - Care

Care

 

Please see below selected recent care-related change.

 

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April 2024

  • A white paper on the Future of the Care Economy called on leaders worldwide to prioritise the care sector. It shed light on the state of the care economy, emphasising its critical importance to economic growth and societal well-being. Focusing on overcoming systemic inequities and adapting to demographic changes, employment trends and skill requirements, the paper identified care as a key driver of prosperity. A proposed framework encouraged collaboration across sectors to enhance care systems, incorporating design principles and success factors for robust development and a more inclusive and prosperous future.

 

On Joseph Campbell

JC

 

Joseph Campbell's The Masks of God have been a constant companion to me for more than 30 years, while his The Hero with a Thousand Faces outlines the common journey of the archetypal hero across a wealth of ancient myths from around the world.

A short animation from TED Ed presents a synthesis of Campbell’s foundational framework for the eleven stages of the hero’s quest - from the call to adventure to the crisis to the moment of return and transformation.