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Transition Primer

Posted on: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 in: Peak Oil

For those of you who don’t want to read the entire Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins, here is a primer of of what Transition Towns mean in terms of Peak Oil and Climate Change. And yes, I am capitalizing those Events because, well, they are majah!
http://www.alternet.org/vision/146168/stop_hand-wringing_about_peak_oil_and_climate_change_and_do_something?page=1
Without a doubt, Alternet.org is a progressive propaganda site–but I [...]

TYoR check-in and some more goals

Posted on: Friday, March 12th, 2010 in: Independence Days, The Compact, The Plastic Project, The Year of Responsibility, Voltron, food

Let’s take a trip in the way-back machine…in December I made some resolutions and had some ideas that I wanted to implement. Now it’s check in time. More appropriately, confessional time.
–less plastic.
I would say that I buy less items that are packaged in plastic. And I certainly have curbed my purchases of items made [...]

What *should* be the mantra of anyone hoping to live sustainably:

Posted on: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 in: Uncategorized

“Individual actions we take to reduce our impact help us find the flaws in our system that need to be changed.” –Annie Leonard author & creator of The Story of Stuff

Wherein I declare that Alaska can suck it

Posted on: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 in: Uncategorized

We couldn’t buy a house.
I thought going to Puerto Rico with our best friend would be a nice consolation prize.
Then a massive blizzard came to Homer for 4 DAYS and destroyed any chance of us making our flights. Since we used travelocity to save money on the tickets, we can’t move the dates of the [...]

Sunday Short Letters

Posted on: Sunday, March 7th, 2010 in: Short Letters

Dear Debt,
You fucking suck. I plan to end my relationship with you. Permanently. Don’t try to win me back.
Dear Little Yellow House,
We would have made a great team. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. You will make someone very happy.
Dear Peg,
I am very glad we are friends.
Dear Homemade Bagels,
We are so hawt together. [...]

Warning: This post contains very angry ramblings and call for Financial Revolution

Posted on: Saturday, March 6th, 2010 in: The Compact, Voltron

I just found out yesterday that we can’t buy a house. We had one all picked out that was just right for us.
So I do realize that there is a reason for why we weren’t able to purchase the cutest. house. EVAR. I always tell myself that and I’m always right–there is a reason [...]

Independence Days (whuuut?)

Posted on: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 in: Independence Days, food

I really like Sharon Astyk. She is a well-spring of information and ideas. It is truly her (original) blog that gave me a peak-oil primer and information regarding energy transition’s ramifications. I discovered more blogs and information from Sharon’s blog roll or links and I have definitely taken a trip down the peak-oil rabbit hole. [...]