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  • Heading out… to camp!

    Well, after a few days of uncertainty it looks as though a few friends are coming into town and we’ll be camping at the family lake for a few days. What?! Me away from my PowerBook for a week? Yes, quite possible. We’ll be camping for at least three or four days, possibly more. This […]

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  • What would you do?

    First, let me say that I rarely send jokes via email. I’ve probably sent fewer than 5 in 8 years. I don’t think I’ve ever posted a joke on this blog. First time for everything. This had me rolling. This test only has one question, but it’s a very important one. By giving an honest […]

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  • Creating an Ecological Society

    As I write this we are three weeks out from the landfall of hurricane Katrina with the arrival of hurricane Rita due tomorrow. Both of these storms have scored direct hits to critical elements of the U.S. fossil fuel-based energy system. My guess is that the higher gas prices may draw the attention of a […]

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  • Rita: The perfect storm and peak oil

    Here we are just three weeks after Katrina which caused major damage and production stoppage in the east side of the Gulf of Mexico oil/gas patch. If Rita hits near Galveston, TX it will hit a core component of the U.S. oil and gas infrastructure. Might it be possible that Americans will begin to think […]

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  • Post Carbon Institute

    New addition to the sidebar: Post Carbon Institute. Great site with an emphasis on doing something to prepare for life after fossil fuels. Ya gotta love direct action! What are you or will you do as peak energy enters your life? Are you prepared? Technorati Tags: Ecology, Energy Crisis, Oil, Peak Oil, Suburbia

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  • Community Solutions to Peak Oil

    I’ve written about The Community Solution to Peak Oil before but I thought I’d mention them again because these folks are holding their second conference this year: Second U.S. Conference on “Peak Oil” and Community Solutions – The Journey Home. It’s coming up soon: September 23-25. Here’s what they have to say about what’s coming: […]

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  • Katrina: Let the media whitewash begin

    CNN reporting on environmental toxins in New Orleans:: While environmentalists warn of the long-term danger to health from possibly polluted floodwaters, and rumors of disease swirl, front-line emergency doctors say the actual health danger will come from accidents. Possibly polluted floodwaters? No. It’s not a question of possibility. This is a certainty. It will be […]