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The old punchline “Practice, practice, practice” applies to more than musical performance. It applies to the project of coming to terms with our new circumstances, and perhaps embracing our new lives. If you live in parts of Japan right now, or in the flooded Mississippi, or in areas recently devastated by tornadoes, you know that…

Revisiting the Riot for Austerity

Almost exactly four years ago, my friend Miranda Edel and I were discussing the recent IPCC report on Climate Change and George Monbiot’s book _Heat_ and the reactions that we got when we talked about about the sheer depth of the reductions in climate emissions that would be needed to stabilize the climate. Whenever we…

Bangladeshi Adapting In Place

As part of their ongoing series on population, National Geographic has a fascinating, and typically visually brilliant article about how the Bangladeshi population is using strategies of adaptation to deal with climate change. This isn’t the kind of adaptation most of us are prepared for, but as the authors point out, it may be 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.)…

What Is Adapting in Place?

Today is the first day of our Adapting in Place Class – if you are interested I still have 2 paid spots ($175 for the six week online asynchronous class – or equivalent barter) and have had two scholarship spots open up for low income participants (one through someone not taking a spot and one,…

Adapting In Place Class Coming Up

I still have space in the Adapting in Place Class that starts next week – the last one for some time, I suspect, given other projects (I have to write the book about Adapting in Place, for example ;-)). aron and I will be running our Adapting in Place Class online for six weeks beginning…

Succession, Human and Wild

This week’s project is getting the material up for my garden plants and herb CSA – I’m hoping to be able to offer a wide variety of plants from annual vegetables (my tomato list alone is insane) to unusual edibles, native plants, flowers and herbs. My garden obsession is making me a little nuts right…

I’ll be offline until Tuesday of next week, running my winter apprentice weekend (or Goat Camp as one attendee called it ;-)). The next one will be offered in May, and will be a family-friendly long weekend (tentatively Memorial Day weekend – I’ll confirm that in the next week). You can bring the kids, stay…

Outrunning the Boom

As you can probably imagine, Eric sometimes has more than a bit to put up with being married to me. One of the things that bothers him the most is that I’m absolutely no fun at movies. If you remember the show MST3K, I’m them – all the time. And just because the movie is…

What Does It Matter?

We are living in the most destructive and, hence, the most stupid period of the history of our species. The list of its undeniable abominations is long and hardly bearable. And these abominations are not balanced or compensated or atoned for by the list, endlessly reiterated, of our scientific achievements. Some people are moved, now…