A dear friend of mine just wrote a spontaneous meditation on time entitled “A Curious Loss of Time”, which is all about how life is speeding up, how we are run by a linear, clockwork kind of time which colonizes our minds and our bodies and makes us inward slaves to an outward illusory master. It’s been a provocative read which, quite honestly, I haven’t had the time to finish… So when the alarm … [Read more...] about Who’s Got the Time?
I don’t go to a lot of demonstrations these days. I’ve got plenty of good excuses – too busy, too much work, too many family demands. And the most nagging – they don’t work. But I am up at night worrying about fracking, cause 3:00 a.m. seems to be my time to worry about water. Fracking seems to me to be so psychotic, so off the charts flat out DUMB and suicidal I just want it to stop. So when a … [Read more...] about Frack Off
Interview with Rachel Kaplan and Dr. Prepper, an old-time back to basics author and prepping practitioner hailing from the hinterlands of Texas. We had a good talk about urban homesteading, heirloom skills and other practices of preparedness. Even though we live far from one another on the political spectrum, we found our common ground in these daily practices that support our lives. I appreciated … [Read more...] about Me and Dr. Prepper
I recently read a great article about governance during the "long emergency". It addresses questions of true participatory democracy, and how we might conduct ourselves in a civic way in the presence of ongoing resource shortages, economic hardship, corporate predation, et al. While not filled with simple solutions, it does clearly point in the direction of urban homesteading, and other DIY … [Read more...] about Governance in the Long Emergency
I notice a lot of permaculturists won't read Derrick Jensen because, I guess, he's so "depressing." Truth-tellers always get a bad rap. Here's a quote I liked from Deep Green Resistance, a treatise designed to inspire and encourage insurrection against the machine... "...Don’t just swap seeds; swap the US Constitution for local direct democracies confederated across your bioregion. Swap … [Read more...] about Quote of the Week