Monthly Archives: June 2014

Just Call Me Mr. Sprinkles

All my spotily sodden pants look like I’ve been knife fighting with Smurfs. I’ve felt the keen bite of PVC primer on a flayed blister between my finger and thumb about six times a day. I have dirt under not … Continue reading

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Demonic Unsummoning

Trying to fix all the leaks in an elderly suburban sprinkler system is like playing Whack-a-Mole directly over the thin layer of crust that separates Earth from Hell.

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Zen Building in the Forests of Oregon

Of all the tiny house videos I’ve watched recently, this one has the most soul.

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The Home-Built Consumer Future

One of the biggest anti-corporate, power-to-the-people forces at work right now is the micro-manufacturing movement. Instead of buying cheap, disposble things made by multi-national corporations overseas and shipped back to us, local and garage shops can produce a huge variety … Continue reading

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Ex CIA and US Military Spy Preaches Open Society

Robert David Steele, former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity, is a man on a mission. But it’s a mission that frightens the US intelligence establishment to its core. With 18 years … Continue reading

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Wondering Where to Shop? Consult the Solidarity Map!

This rad project in New York maps out the locations of solidarity and alternate-economy-focused business like co-ops, credit unions and the like. It was created by an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, and shows how that initial spark continues to … Continue reading

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Uh oh.

Mongolia never really gets hot. Because larger parts of it are desert, I assumed that Mongolia actually gets hot. But it looks like the average maximum temperature there is 65 degrees F. Normally my solution to this problem is to … Continue reading

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Dropping the Drought Pod by Ron Ferrel

Now *this* is Permaculture.

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CommonBound – Moving Together Toward a New Economy

Wow! I just found out about CommonBound, this amazing New Economic Coalition even happening this weekend in Boston. While I can’t physically be there, it turns out that KMO from the C-Realm Podcast will be interleaving video interviews with attendees … Continue reading

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Primitive or Civilized?

I really like this discussion of where we’re headed in the future by Ran Prieur that Lee turned me onto, largely because I agree with it. A more reasonable move is to abandon primitive life as an ideal, or a … Continue reading

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