Bob Waldrop


On destroying my landscape’s ecosystem: a minor elegy in a melancholy key

Lament over the destruction of important fertility systems of my edible landscape about 22 blocks from downtown Oklahoma City, at the behest of code enforcement. … I will increase my already not-so-insubstantial efforts to create alternative structures in the midst of the collapsing ruins of the old. When Oklahoma City hits the ash heap of history, an event that is likely to be sooner rather than later, we will all need such alternative structures.

January 7, 2011


Mayor Cornett of Oklahoma City “gets it”.

The Mayor of Oklahoma City is recommending that bus service to the “fringes” of the city be discontinued, for fiscal reasons, thereby proving that he “gets it”, in terms of the realities of the peak oil future.

July 4, 2010

Finding Main Street good in the Wall Street crash

Going forward into the peak oil decline years, strong local economies are all that stand between us and collapse… When people shift their money from trans-continental banks to local banks and credit unions, their money goes to work in their own neighborhood and strengthens the real, local economy where they live and work.

October 5, 2008

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