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World Made By Hand

June 11th, 2011 · 5 Comments · energy, simplicity, sustainability

I wish I’d invented that title. World Made By Hand is an inspiring novel I’m recommending, written by James Kuntsler (Mr. Kuntsler is best known for his nonfiction books like Geography Of Nowhere and The Long Emergency). Why am I recommending this book in its own post, rather than simply adding it to Books I [...]


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Embracing Our Sphere Of Influence

January 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments · energy, entertainment, food & drink, global warming and climate change, health & well being, home & garden, nature, spirituality & religion, sustainability, transportation

Have you ever stared down a paralyzing fear – and gained mastery of it, to where you then walked into your power, your sphere of influence? This is my long-promised sequel to Alison Cassandra Barcelona, in which I’ll tell why I feel hope rather than despair about


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Alison Cassandra Barcelona

December 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · energy, global warming and climate change

My blogging pal Lou Grinzo from The Cost Of Energy emailed me as he was leaving for his family’s Christmas gathering.  He wished me happy holidays and voiced some really nice appreciation for Diamond-Cut Life’s “conspicuously human take” on climate change issues. Lou’s phrase that particularly leapt out at me, though, was in reference to [...]


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Learning To Count Carbon

April 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · sustainability

I posted my thoughts on Bear Stearns right after it collapsed. But a deeper problem even than the money-drunk nature of our culture is the way we count.

Our economic system hasn’t yet learned how to count in a way that reflects reality. Natural systems like air, soil and water (also known as the primary world) are holding up our whole civilization. Our economy is predicated on them


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