Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own

One of my favorite web sites is the Low Technology Institute, which focuses on low tech solutions to housing, clothing, food, etc., with less or no fossil fuels. Back in March, they posted a description of their vision: A Low Tech New Deal (far far better than the...
Same old, same old

Same old, same old

August 15, 2015: “Unless consumption is radically diminished, … the oil will continue to proliferate and flow, along with trains and pipelines, for there is no full-scale, mass-market alternative to crude oil, with its primary market being transportation...
Beauty against Capitalism

Beauty against Capitalism

Of all the ideas we take for granted in this modern world, perhaps the most insidious is that progress is good. For most of us, progress is equated with greater wealth, with a growth economy, with the ability for more people to buy more stuff. By that definition, the...