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Visit to Totnes

I’m in Totnes UK for a 5-day writing/story-telling workshop with Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine, authors of the masterful Dark Mountain Manifesto. Also home to Rob Hopkins and the gang from Transition Network. Not a bad place to spend a … Continue reading

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From SHIFT: My Three-Part Series on Complexity and Collapse

Graphic courtesy of SHIFT Magazine (click on the graphic to view full-screen) The third and final part of my series of articles on complexity and collapse is now up on the SHIFT Magazine site. Here’s a synopsis of all three … Continue reading

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Appreciation

A couple of readers have chastised me for the tone and substance of my recent posts, and I realized that, since most of my readers aren’t aware of my day-to-day life, relationships and activities it’s not surprising that I may come … Continue reading

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She Stood Irresolute Outside His Door

cartoon by hugh macleod I don’t want to feel too much. I couldn’t bear to work at an animal shelter, or visit a factory farm or the Tar Sands. I’m afraid that if I feel too much, I might become even … Continue reading

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This Is Who I Am, Now

This is my updated bio. I try to make it a little more useful, a little clearer and more revealing, a little more me every year. It does not talk about the love, or the pain, in my current life; … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties

I‘m in the midst of doing my Links of the Month post, and I’ve been grumbling and complaining about some of the technologies I’m using and how I’ve been unable to get them to work to my satisfaction. So I … Continue reading

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New Camera Photos

I got my first “real” camera last weekend, a Pentax K-x with a regular and a 300mm telephoto lens, on Craigslist. Here are some of my first shots with it, which I’ve put up on my Picasa site: The living/dining … Continue reading

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Checking In

For the last month I have been in New Zealand and Australia, looking for my “winter home” when I can no longer bear the cold of my wonderful adopted summer home on Bowen Island. It’s astonishingly beautiful here — white … Continue reading

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Dave Gets Interviewed for a Podcast on Complexity and Transition

A few days ago I was interviewed by Steve Patterson for his regular podcast program Two Beers With Steve, as we talked about complex systems, dependence on industrial civilization, transition, resilience and steady state economics. Steve is well-read and a … Continue reading

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Too Smart for Our Own Good – Part Two

In an article last month I described how an unintended consequence of the evolution of large brains (the development of and attachment to ego) is that we have become “Too Smart for Our Own Good“. In that article I posted … Continue reading

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