Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Meaning of “I’m Sorry”

(This is the third of at least four ‘miniature’ posts. I’m spending most of my time these days digesting what I’ve been learning, about myself and about others, from a raft of new people I’ve met in the past month, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Cook, I Forage

(This is the second of at least four ‘miniature’ posts. I’m spending most of my time these days digesting what I’ve been learning, about myself and about others, from a raft of new people I’ve met in the past month, … Continue reading

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Are We All Broken?

(This is the first of at least three ‘miniature’ posts. I’m spending most of my time these days digesting what I’ve been learning, about myself and about others, from a raft of new people I’ve met in the past month, … Continue reading

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Imagining Post-Industrial Society

I have spent much of the past two weeks in community with others, immersed in discovering how, when and why community works, and how it might be encouraged to work better. I was exposed to a diversity of alternative cultures, … Continue reading

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Links and Tweets of the Week/Month: February 11, 2010

artwork constructed of hundreds of thousands of rice plants in japan, seen from an aerial view; thanks to tree for the link PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S END 25 Plants You Should Consider Growing: Unlike most “Post-Civ” bloggers I rarely write about … Continue reading

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Hacking Massively Complicated Systems

As most of my readers know, I’m in the process of retiring, and reorienting my life towards three sets of practices, illustrated above and inspired by the work of Joanna Macy. These three sets of practices are: Competency and capacity-building … Continue reading

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Why is Community So Hard?

In a recent article, I discussed one of the great challenges of creating model communities that might, when our civilization collapses later in this century, show the survivors a better way to live and make a living than the fragile, … Continue reading

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