Category Archives: Preparing for Civilization’s End

Links of the Month: February 2021

To the Thawing Wind by Robert Frost Come with rain, O loud Southwester! Bring the singer, bring the nester; Give the buried flower a dream; Make the settled snowbank steam; Find the brown beneath the white; But whate’er you do … Continue reading

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The Public Will Never Go For That!

posters for Victory Gardens 1943; download an entire 1943 Victory Garden manual here I‘ve often been accused of being a defeatist. I don’t believe the collapse of our civilization in this century can be avoided. I don’t believe that our … Continue reading

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Ensemble

cast members of The Book of Will, OSF version, written by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Christopher Liam Moore, photo by Jenny Graham A British friend, Johnnie Moore, sent me a link to a book called The Illusion of Leadership, by … Continue reading

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Not So Extreme

I was not surprised that the coronation of Biden went off peacefully. It was pretty clear that the gang of overpaid Trump PR people who orchestrated 98% of what happened in DC earlier this month concluded that, thanks to the … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: January 2021

The Underhoused: Tent cities in (upper left) Vancouver BC, (upper right) Portland OR, and (lower right) new tents on a street in Nanaimo BC. The Vancouver site was bulldozed and converted to a playground. A new Portland tent city site … Continue reading

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All the Things I Was Wrong About

Caravaggio’s 1601 painting The Incredulity of St Thomas, based on the biblical story that gave rise to the expression “Doubting Thomas”. Image from wikipedia, in the public domain. One of the downsides of keeping a blog is that it leaves … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We See?

AP photo by John Minchillo It’s been fascinating to see the response of what passes for “progressives” in western nations to what has unfolded in the US over the past few days. Suddenly they’ve gone all Law & Order, wanting … Continue reading

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Find the Others

my own photo, searching for the others in Belize, 2008 The exhortation to “Find the Others” was coined by Timothy Leary back in the 70s. Timothy was a psychology researcher at Harvard University, known for his experiments with psilocybin and … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Work

child labourers, Pennsylvania, 1910, photo by Lewis Hine in the National Archives The word “work” originally meant “what we do”, and came into use around 900 years ago. At that time it was mostly about craftwork, and the design and … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: December 2020

I’ve been listening to some amazing music from country-rock band Little Big Town about what it’s like to be a woman growing up and living in a patriarchy. Two samples (click on the titles for YouTube videos of the songs): … Continue reading

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