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The Shadows of the Cave

Some of us prefer sun and wind and depth and color to the play of shadows on the walls of the cave.


As I step out on the porch before sunrise Thanksgiving morning, the air will smell of smoke from a dozen farmhouses in our valley.

Zarzalejo Futuro: future scenarios

What does it look like when Transition meets the 15M movement in the context of a mountain village in the centre of Spain?

Home, Sweet Kleptocracy

Every now and then, a book changes the way you see the world. It’s like shaking a kaleidoscope and suddenly all the bits and pieces fall into a new …

Becoming Pattern Literate

The word “pattern” takes us over a vast territory.

Resilience Reflections with John Thackara

It’s taken me a long time to learn respect for the ways millions of people help each other to feed and shelter their families in resourceful ways.

It's Too Late to "Save" the Climate, But Not Too Late to Save Ourselves

Yet another United Nations climate confab is about to commence, this time in Paris, France, where the tragic backdrop of terrorism, war, and a growing …

The Local Economy Solution

So, cities and states should stop trying to lure huge corporations from one jurisdiction to another and should instead invest in the local businesses that …

The "Syrian Sickness": What Crude Oil Gives, Crude Oil will Take Away

Crude oil had created modern Syria, crude oil has destroyed it.

A Review of Books 2 and 3 in the After Oil Science Fiction Anthology Series

This year saw the publication of not one, but two, more worthy additions to the After Oil science fiction anthology series.

Collaboration and Changing Beliefs are Two Keys for a Degrowth Economy

Today when we think about a degrowth economy, about fostering the transition towards it and supporting more resilient lifestyles, I imagine – …
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