Monthly Archives: September 2010

What Happened When the Oil Ran Out

(This story/scenario was written as part of the preparation for the visioning exercise for Bowen In Transition, the local Bowen Island, BC chapter of the Transition Initiative, which is helping communities all over the world to prepare for the threat … Continue reading

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Links for the Month: September 20, 2010

wash up before eating: photo out my kitchen window last week PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S END Writing Our Own Story: Dmitri Orlov writes: It would seem that, if you are a certain kind of popular author, a good way to ensure … Continue reading

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So What Next?

drawing by hugh mcleod at gaping void In my recent post The Freedom to Do Nothing, I quoted Ran Prieur: When you begin to get free, you will get depressed. It works like this: When you were three years old, … Continue reading

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Ten Things To Do When You’re Feeling Hopeless

elephant weeping at his daily visit to the site where a herd-mate died; from an extraordinary photo essay by roshan patel, published in the journal “the modest proposal” Four years ago, when I was young, naive and idealistic, I wrote … Continue reading

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No Use to the World Broken

Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children, Hidden excitedly, containing laughter. Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind Cannot bear very much reality. — TS Eliot, Burnt Norton .    .     .     .     . I don’t … Continue reading

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Climbing a Dark Mountain, and Thoughts on a New Culture

I‘ve recently finished reading Dark Mountain issue 1, the first publication of the global artists’ collective of the same name, of which I am a member. It’s an astonishing collection (work of 37 different authors) of appreciation and reflection on … Continue reading

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Links and Tweets for the Month: August 2010 (late again)

piwakawaka, photo by Pohangina Pete McGregor PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S COLLAPSE A Caveat on Collapse: Most of my readers live (by most standards) affluent lives. I am aware that, for much or even most of the world, who are living on … Continue reading

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