I’ve enjoyed the Medium experience, but it’s time to start writing again on my blog. I will continue to read the posts of the people I follow but other than that, it’s time to step away from the platform.

One thing I know is that the subjects that I’ve written about, particularly those bearing squarely upon the age of the Anthropocene, have taken on a significance well beyond the rubric. In fact, you might say, I’m a changed man. Well, not really. But I know that my mind has been opened still further to something that was so blindingly obvious but had remained obscured from view, all these 54 years of my uneventful life.

Thank you for reading my material, and here’s to the next writing adventure.


— Julian

I’m trying to get a handle on how we’ve arrived at such a parlous position in our anthropocentric history.

But it’s obvious.

We’ve made it this way.

Year upon year.

And yet, there’s always this sense that we might undo our past mistakes.

Trouble is, we’re so far down the…

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How else do I say this?

We’re dead and buried.

The unfolding climate catastrophe and extreme loss of biodiversity will see to that.

If you think otherwise, then you’re either living on a different planet (unlikely) or you’re hopelessly out of touch with the human condition (more than likely).


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Don’t get me wrong.
Sometimes we’ve no choice…


If money wasn’t an issue, either because we hadn’t backed ourselves into a debt-ridden corner or it wasn’t our raison dêtre, then what?

We’d all be artists?

I don’t know.

But I’d like to think that workplace temerity, ennui and depression…

Julian Summerhayes

ecological pessimist — influenced by Zapffe, Benatar, Thacker

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