Monthly Archives: July 2011

Trying to Keep My Cool in the Heat

July 30, 2011 Today will be about the 36th day of above 90 degree weather here, most of it well above and six of them 100 degrees or above – with more of the same for the week to come.  … Continue reading

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A Rational Response

July 23, 2011 Yesterday morning as I perused the internet, reading the latest news and gathering links for a friend’s newsblog, I ran across a breaking news story about a bomb blast over in Oslo, Norway.  Government offices, seven people … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere

July 16, 2011 My son is a doomer, but not a prepper.  He understands the precarious economic position of the Empire, the looming consequences of declining energy supplies and the implications of growing climate change and environmental degradation.  Even so, … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Poverty – Voluntary and Otherwise – In the Times Ahead

July 9, 2011 This morning, while ambling around my gardens, I found myself mulling over an article written by John Michael Greer over at the Archdruid Report blog, entitled, “How Not to Play the Game” http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-not-to-play-game_500.html, in which he pleads … Continue reading

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Fear and Humiliation in America

July 2, 2011 Few stories I’ve read lately have made me as angry as this one, last Monday, about the 95 year old woman, in the last stages of leukemia and wanting to visit family, who was stopped by TSA … Continue reading

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