Building a world of
resilient communities.

Self-organising societies

If we are to have any future society, it will be a more cooperative and self-organizing one.

Fitting into nature - or not

How can we personally steward our small corner of the earth, in opposition to the last fumes of destructive industrial society?

Care for the earth

Are values more important during times of scarcity, and how must our values change if we are to survive?

Energy, ecology & economics–part III

Consider the future with less fossil fuel. How can a lower energy lifestyle be peaceful and prosperous?

The flap about space travel

(Spoiler alert!) Why is the movie Gravity so scary to some people...?

Energy, Ecology, & Economics — Part II

The more we expand our populations and built space over the landscape, the less the biosphere can offer its free services to the human economy.

Energy, ecology, and economics revisited

The late ecologist, H. T. Odum developed the concept of net energy - necessary to understand the underlying energetic basis for society.  Yet net energy is often misunderstood, typically through optimistic measures of valuation that do not address the hidden inputs.

The transformity of personal action

What is the transformity of my personal action?

Stranger in a strange land

Everything pulses, and pulses maximize the flow of power in systems. I pulsed in a big way this year.

A mind like compost?

As our world views begin to shift, there will be a lot of discussion about critical thinking. Shifting world views expose flaws in people’s thinking, from the ways we protect our ideas, to inaccurate assumptions, and to the inferences that result. This is in part because fundamental assumptions of our society are beginning to show cracks. There are many descriptions of critical thinking, …