Global citizen. Author. Thinker. Polymath. Climate change. Progressive. Loves photography, beauty, dancing, and believes benevolence is a survival mechanism.

It was a great month — it never happened again

Me outside a library in San Diego. Own photo.

I’m sitting here gobsmacked after someone with a few hundred followers considers himself sufficiently experienced about writing on Medium to give other writers advice on how to succeed. I’ve also just read a couple of other articles about how others made $600 or $1500 or $2000 in a month —…

When you can’t quote scientists because it will hurt someone’s feelings, you know we’ll soon be back in the dark ages.

The emotional pain of those around us is too plentiful for us to focus on rational solutions at this point… Pixabay

I’m going to start off with two stories — one refers to a comment that someone made about my Omicron story, and for the other, I draw an analogy. …

There’s one helluve difference.

Writing is as much a skill as an art. Blogging is what used to be done in your private journal. Forget blogging. Start writing. Own photo.

Let me be blunt. Nobody gives a damn about your life. If you insist on writing about your life, you will not be earning any money on Medium or any other site either. You’re not famous. You have not done anything spectacular. Nobody knows you, and nobody cares. In my…

I left South Africa in mid-April to go to Germany — the only country that would allow me entrance…

Those of you who have been reading me for a while know that I have been warning about the fact that Covid-19 would mutate to become deadlier, and that our current vaccines may be worthless against it. It now seems that has happened. Let’s back up, though.

How viruses evolve

You could call…

Capitalism, Communism, Anarchy, Libertarianism, Totalitarianism, Fascism, Neo-liberalism — they must all go.

We are so out of time. Why is no one speaking about designing new political and economic systems. I have been writing about this for ten years. Pixabay.

It’s a complicated business designing new economic and political systems for our world, but it is a task that must be done. …

Well, one piece of it, anyway.

Sometimes I wish I had been born on another planet in another time. Own photo. Yup. I looked like death warmed up.

Those of you who have PTSD brought on by extreme trauma will understand some of what I have to say below. For the most part, I have cured PTSD. Yet some of it remains, and there are still things I’m petrified of.

I am, for instance, petrified of all real-life…

If you want to make money, then you have to write about making money…

Who doesn’t dream of easy money? Pixabay

I know you’re sick of them, but like you, every now and then I’m tempted to read one of them. The one I read this morning stated that writing every day will guarantee you an income in the four-figure range. She was/is making $400 per day on her articles. She…

Controversial? Yes. Intruding on free speech? Yes. Preventing stress and civil strife? Yes.

Architecture in China makes the rest of the world’s look somewhat junior. This is the port in Hainan, China. Pixabay

China has banned wealthy people and celebrities from boasting about their wealth on social media. Nor will they be allowed to say things which fly in the face of science and fact. In effect, if something similar…

Tessa Schlesinger

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