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Arts and Minds

The overdeveloped left hemisphere of my brain tells me one thing. My emerging artistic side tells me another. But before we get to the core of the issue, a little personal history is warranted. During my final decade in the classroom, I pushed an integrative agenda. Attempting to bridge C. P. Snow’s eponymous “Two Cultures” …

Media alert and new video clips

I’ll be interviewed by Michael C. Ruppert for The Lifeboat Hour Sunday, 15 April at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 p.m. on the Left Coast). Tune in here. My recent trip to the northeastern United States included 13 presentations. At least one was recorded. I presented on the topic of three paths to near-term human extinction …

The Cost of Affluence

In a letter to Ernest de Chabrol dated 9 June 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote: “As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?” Nearly …

Taking a Hike

I’ve long accepted the words of Hunter S. Thompson in The Proud Highway: “We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do …

Crashing in Michigan, and other tidbits

I’m just back from a trip to Mich-again, by way of Atlanta. I spoke several times and consulted on a couple properties. I fell in love with Michigan and Michiganders, and my messages were generally well-received. In other words, the number of messages under the heading of “hate mail” was greatly exceeded by the number …

Couchsurfing part 2

I promised to provide additional video based on my visit to Wisconsin and Michigan last month as they became available. With this post, I reluctantly submit to my earlier promise. This video clip was shot with a handheld camera in a barn with poor lighting. Adding to the misery: It starts a few minutes into …

Couchsurfing with my soapbox

My recent foray to Wisconsin and Michigan had me staying five different homes, hence sleeping in five different beds and eating at many different tables. It was quite an exciting adventure, spent with wide-awake people, and I hope to repeat the experience as many times as the industrial economy allows. I’ve embedded one of the …