Category Archives: waking up

LOCAL PHOTOS, Mid-September: Green Acres Gardens and Grounds

Note: For more on Green Acres Village and Urban Farm see www. greenacresvillage.org  In order to finish up my planned power point presentation on the “Evolution of Green Acres Village” to the North American Permaculture Convergence in Hopland California on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Hunger Games? Or Permaculture.

I couldn’t help but feature the following two posts together, despite, or really, because of how wildly disparate their messages. The first features what happens in a “black swan event” when one tiny cog in an enormous mechanical system suddenly … Continue reading

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Annals of Western Drought Department: Difficult and Encouraging Impacts, 2016

Over the past decade or so I’ve become aware of the increasingly dry situation in the west, not just above ground, but below ground, with shrinking aquifers. I think about all the people who live there, and all who are still … Continue reading

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Florida graffiti spells out what’s ahead, plus new LOCAL photos

Mystery graffiti with grim message appears on abandoned SoBe tower Of course the letters of this message, very neatly done, were painted over within hours. For more on Florida’s disappearing land, see The Atlantic: Preparing for the Inevitable Sea Level Rise … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on “the opposites”: Life and Death

“Death sits on your left shoulder “— shaman Don Juan Matus, who author Carlos Casteneda claimed instructed him, back in the 1960s. Not sure that’s the actual quote, but it’s close. A message I have never forgotten. And actually, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Richard Dolan: Possible radical post-disclosure ramifications on culture, energy, religion . . .

“I didn’t say disclosure would be easy. But what’s the alternative to that? Living with fiction?  . . . I think we’re better than the ridiculous nonsensical culture that jazzes all around us and keeps us as children.” Really worth … Continue reading

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Howard Zinn: 'A People's History of American Empire' in 8 minutes

Howard Zinn leads us by the hand through his own personal transformation from programmed American hero-bombardier in World War II to the people’s historian who took off his own conceptual helmut and was horrified by what he discovered. Book Review: … Continue reading

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Fever dreams, immigrants, osterizers, and resilience — no matter what.

Yesterday, for the first time in at least a dozen years, I was “sick.” By this I mean, I was “running a temperature,” “had a fever.” Somewhere around 99.6° to 99.9° all day. And of course, the accompanying aches and … Continue reading

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Decentralization Department: Microgrids!

While we debate the tired question of dirty, unsustainable, finite fossil fuel or clean, relatively “free” renewable energy, what may be the more important distinction is between centralized vs. decentralized power, whatever the source. Dreams of gigantic solar arrays and … Continue reading

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Permaculture goes Mainstream! In today's The Guardian, the delights of the Garden . . .

This is a great piece that appeared in today’s The Guardian, by the editor of Britain’s Permaculture magazine, showing the process and results of 24 years of transforming a wasted, ruined, denuded landscape into a complex and diverse paradise for … Continue reading

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