Now that my own living arrangements are in order — to the extent that’s possible in light of ongoing, accelerating global climate change, decline of American Empire, and demise of the living planet — I would like to help other people more directly than I am able via the blogosphere, email, and telephone. In most cases, I will work for food and a place to lay my head at night.
Specifically, I’d like to speak with you and your group. I will discuss any number of topics with any group you put together. All I require is a soapbox. A few examples of the topics I address are archived here, and a limited selection is available the NBL YouTube channel.
1. Location. There are many places I haven’t been. Pick one, and I’ll probably visit there if you’ll simply pay my expenses.
2. Civility. After a career in academia, I’ve spent far too much time working with jerks. I prefer people who appreciate what I have to offer, and who are kind. Here’s a model, but you need not be a saint to qualify. And you might need to put up with me not being a saint.
3. Seriousness. I have hosted more than a thousand people in my home. Considerably more people have sent email messages seeking advice. I have responded to each visitor and to each message with free, detailed advice because these people clearly are serious. On the other hand, I have little tolerance for people who are in denial about the ongoing collapse of the industrial economy or ongoing, abrupt global climate change. If you’re serious about changing your life, I’m serious about helping you.
This post, and the underlying idea, were inspired by my friend Cindy Winkelman, an idea-generating phenomenon.