Category Archives: Preparing for Civilization’s End

Links of the Quarter: March 2019

I posted a special ‘links of the month’ in January to showcase some important new writing about civilization’s collapse, so this quarter’s links are a bit lighter in both volume and tone than usual. Hope you enjoy them. PREPARING FOR … Continue reading

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A New Model for Transition?

It’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog about a real ‘aha!’ moment. Thanks to Kate Raworth, I just had one. Kate is the author of The Doughnut Economy, an astonishingly simple economic model that captures our current … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: January 2019 — Collapse Watch Edition

image from Gail Tverberg’s article, described below For the last few years I’ve been posting links to the best (in my opinion) articles, videos and quotes published in the past quarter, on a variety of subjects. Since my December list … Continue reading

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How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

Last Sunday, Bowen in Transition, the local chapter of the global Transition Network, held a meeting to discuss “our growing feelings of anxiety and insecurity as the news of climate collapse (and economic and social precarity) gets ever worse, how … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago Although it isn’t real, doesn’t really exist, my self is giving me a hard time these days. It doesn’t like the cold, and wet, and slippery roads. (It yearns … Continue reading

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On Compassion: Michael Dowd Sermon

Michael Dowd based his sermon this past weekend on my Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care post, focusing in particular on the eight essential human needs listed above. He outlines a naturalistic, holistic, ecocentric approach to coming to … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void Physicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics. just did a podcast in which he says: You want to know why the universe is, you’re not going to … Continue reading

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My Best Stuff

The inimitable Rev. Michael Dowd (bio) recently asked me to distill my list of some 80 “best posts” (on my right sidebar) down to my 10 best, since he and his wife Connie Barlow wanted to record audio versions of some of … Continue reading

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg A century ago, a small group of psychopaths, who had been largely ridiculed as incompetent buffoons for more than a decade before, rode a wave of confusion, chaos and anger over inequality to autocratic terror, … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall Carlo Rovelli is a highly-respected theoretical physicist whose work is focused on the concept of quantum gravity. Each book, in which he writes about his latest thinking, is stranger than the last. … Continue reading

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