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Not Letting this Crisis go to Waste

There’s a dictum I heard for the very first time, and then multiple times, over the last few days which applies to how I feel at the moment; before a crisis most preparation seems excessive and yet during the crisis feels inadequate. In terms of food nearly everyone who saw our pantry made a comment…

10538 Overture

My apologies for delivering a less than fully conceptualized essay this week as I find myself much more in the mode of hypothesizing than pontificating. If any of you wish to squeeze into a Rational Urbanism rabbit hole I recommend this post at The Sun. It gives some of my ideas prominence. The author was…

Garden-19(20)

For some reason my gardening activities have been a bit more focused this year. We planted hundreds of garlic bulbs last fall because the weather and availability made it impossible for us to plant at Copper Hill Farm: The asparagus bed is due for its first year of full production: We’ll see. We’ve got four…

Mocked, Opposed, Accepted

I wrote these two essays for StrongTowns almost two years ago: The Elements of a Resilient Life In the Face of an Uncertain Future I don’t suppose I need to convince anyone whose been reading my blog for more than a few months that my overall outlook is apocalyptic. I’ve often softened that perspective by…