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Goats are Everywhere!

I knew that goats were the new chickens, the new black, the coolest accessory of all time. That I got. But I admit, I hadn’t kept up with the new public role goats have been taking. Apparently they are out shopping. I’ve never considered taking mine to the mall, but hey, why not? Maybe I’d…

Get the F*** Off Fossil Fuels

Almost all conversations with every other parent of late includes “Have you read Go the Fuck to Sleep yet? Have you heard Samuel Jackson read it?….” It is safe to say that the book touches a nerve. And it is extraordinarily funny, and it does evoke precisely the reactions that most of us have trouble…

Note: I’m off to DC for ASPO-USA’s annual spring board meeting. The blog will be quiet. I leave you with one of my all-time favorite re-runs, lightly updated to reflect the ongoing disconnect between dream and reality ;-). But what would life be without fantasy? I find it helpful to reflect on how the world…

Kurt Cobb has a very funny essay that argues that plants and animals have joined with the climate denialists to bring about the better for them “World Without Us”: The reversal of strategy began when domestic cats and dogs watched the Life After People series on The History Channel along with their putative owners. The…

I wrote this post years ago, and have republished it occasionally since – it has been a while, though, and it does go with the other one Reasons to Stay Together in Tough Times 1. Gives you something sustainable to do during those rolling blackouts (sex and fighting would probably both fit the bill, actually.)…

Over the years I know a lot of people who have asked whether I get frustrated with other people’s denial about energy and environmental issues. I do, but most of the time I’m pretty good at not allowing it to get to me. Yesterday, however, I just snapped. After a phone conversation with a news…

The Realistic Farm Tour

One of the projects we’re working on is ways to bring more people to our farm. A lot of folks want to see what we’re doing, and we’ve been contemplating open farm days, and possible ideas for classes we might teach. Well, while Eric and I were discussing it the other night, we came up…

From The Onion: According to anthropologists, untold millions of slaves and serfs toiled their whole lives to complete the gap. Records indicate the work likely began around 10,000 years ago, when the world’s first landed elites convinced their subjects that construction of such a monument was the will of a divine authority, a belief still…

There’s quite a bustle among my colleagues about the deficiencies of recent studies about whether X female thingie evolved as a strategy to prevent rape. My favorite such study is one that seems to think that the only critical thing that happens when women ovulate is that they might get raped. The (probably bullshit) increase…

12 Books for Every Sustainability Nut

Note: I’m way behind on my 31 books resolution – I’ll have to hurry to catch up. In the meantime, will you count these 12? I bet you don’t own them! Worms Eat my Laundry by Alcea Grovestock – Worms are hot – in-house domestic composting is everywhere. But have you considered the way red…