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Archives for October, 2010

Back to the Post-Apocalypse!

With November coming ’round tomorrow, I realize my chances of re-starting the post-apocalyptic reading group for November 1 are probably pretty faint ;-). Again, this is pretty much a reflection of where my brain is these days. I *meant* to get us started for ummm…tomorrow. But while I realize my readers are a brilliant and…

I admit, maybe because of that intellectual slowdown that the cold weather and dark days call, but I’m confused about which one of these is the real Onion Headline – that thing about the Brookings Institute guy or a BBC headline that reads “World Bank Leads Economic Push on Nature Protection.” Really? Seriously? The World…

What It is Like To be Me, Lately

A blog is a window into the intellectual world of its owner, I’m reliably told by people who think about this stuff. That’s what’s so compelling about the good ones – again, so I’m told. So here’s what’s been going through my intellectual world lately…. ….BOING. ….BOING. You know that screen saver that bounces the…

Along the theme of time – finding it, using it, fast, slow, in-between – I thought I’d re-run this post. I have a *lot* of experience with four little boys, one autistic, in getting things done around the kids – they help now a lot more, but sometimes this is still necessary, so I thought…

Conservation is a Dirty Word

I really liked Asher Miller’s HuffPo article on an assessment of clean energy’s scalability by three mostly conservative think-tanks. There are so many analyses done out there that simply work from the assumption that magic technology fairies will erase time and depletion and make it possible for us to live pretty much the way we…

Slow Time, Fast Time

One of the tensions in my life -is that between two kinds of time. “Fast Time” is the world I live in, the one with a two hour meeting scheduled at 7pm, my husband’s classes at 12:35, Eli’s bus at 8:15 and 3:30… payments due by the first of the month, etc… It is the…

The Gentlemen’s Club

(Stachys, at about 3 weeks) Today Stachys and Hemp enter the monastary. They are the youngest of the boys and at 8 weeks plus, it is time for them to leave their Moms. Stachys is just about 8 weeks, and at that point, could conceivably start breeding his sisters and his Mom (he’s *huge* too…

Teaching Environmentalism to Kids

Robyn’s Adapting In Place Blog has a really great sermon she gave about teaching kids about the environment. I really like her points both about multiple environmentalisms, and also about the way kids react to empty nonsense like “101 ways you can save the planet.” The whole thing is well worth a read! Robyn is…

New New Haven?

I’ll be there this weekend for the first ever Urban Adapting-In-Place event – I’ll be speaking on Friday night about urban adaptation and on Saturday a whole host of local resources will come together to talk about New Haven’s future. I think it will be absolutely wonderful, and I hope you will be there! http://www.sare.org/mysare/Events.aspx?do=showevent&event=2734…

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