Category Archives: Preparing for Civilization’s End

Poster: The New Political Map

Full-sized downloadable PDF version with hyperlinks here. I have added in the names of seven people I greatly admire (all, sadly, middle-aged or older white males) who have written articles or books that I think exemplify worldviews F through L. In the PDF … Continue reading

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Poster: A Community-Based Resilience Framework

Thanks to some suggestions from Transition Network co-founder Ben Brangwyn and others, I’ve revised and condensed the Community-Based Resilience Framework I published here a few months ago. The two main changes are the elimination of the accompanying explanation (my hope … Continue reading

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Several Short Sentences About Learning

   The only useful learning experiences I have ever had have been at least initially self-directed and exploratory. This is despite having attended educational institutions, conferences, workshops and seminars that were generally led and organized by smart, caring people. Because … Continue reading

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The End of Politics

My latest article, The End of Politics, is up at SHIFT magazine as part of its eighth edition. Check out the whole magazine! And if you like what you read, or prefer to read hard copy, please get this issue … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: January 29, 2015

The enormous cognitive dissonance between our growing awareness of our civilization’s accelerating collapse, and the ‘news’ in the media and the subjects of most public discourse, continues to baffle me. Though I suspect it shouldn’t. We are all slow learners, … Continue reading

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Technology’s False Hope

My latest article, Technology’s False Hope, is up at SHIFT magazine as part of its seventh edition. Check out the whole magazine! And if you like what you read, or prefer to read hard copy, please get this issue as … Continue reading

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A Gift Circle: Our Amazing Experience

Gift circles (not to be confused with “gifting circles”, a pyramid scheme that involves giving someone a large sum of money) have been around for a few years. I am familiar with them from my visits to Eugene, Oregon, where … Continue reading

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A Community-Based Resilience Framework

When I am asked by people “What can we do now?” to prepare for economic, energy or ecological collapse, I have of late been suggesting doing the things shown in boxes 2, 3, 4 and 7 in the graphic above — … Continue reading

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See No Evil: The Morality of Collapse

My latest article, See No Evil: The Morality of Collapse, is up at SHIFT magazine as part of its sixth edition. Check out the whole magazine! And if you like what you read, or prefer to read hard copy, please … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: October 23, 2014

image by Marsel van Ooosten via overgrowthesystem.com  My worldview continues to shift between those of 5 of the ‘camps’ in my New Political Map: The Existentialist/Dark Mountain camp (J), where my heart lies, and which calls on me to focus attention, … Continue reading

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