“We are not good at recognizing distant threats even if their probability is 100%. Society ignoring [peak oil] is like the people of Pompeii ignoring the rumblings below Vesuvius.” ~James R. Schlesinger Following on from last week’s “if permaculture is the answer climate change is the question” … Part 2 of my research project for … More Permaculture . . . the not so good oil
Time moves on, things change… this I have always known but several years into living the reality of my long-dreamed aspirations it’s apparent there are certain matters I need to take stock of. Thoughtfulness around such things takes the opportunity of early morning serenity. My contemplations in the early hours of this morning included…
Another ‘branching out’ story inspired by comments to my Out on a Limb post, our city apartment’s leafy neighbours and the article Erskineville’s newest housing project. Dedicated to the G.O. for whom the big eucalypt tree neighbouring our balcony is a balm to city life. “I’m a relative newcomer to what they call this now… the … More I asked my neighbour about its life . . .
Local Inner West resident and artist Thomas Jackson painted the George Street wall of Hive Bar in Erskineville, a comment to the recent Western Australian government’s shark cull that began on January 26. It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing … More us and them
Earlier in May I posted regarding Monsanto on elladee_words “You are what you eat. You are every dollar you spend. Read labels. Choose wisely. Care. Make a difference”. March Against Monsanto is May 25th, today, but I didn’t join in the protest marches against Monsanto, it’s not my style. I didn’t do anything special, just what we … More D.I.Y. protest march
You are what you eat. You are every dollar you spend. Read labels. Choose wisely. Care. Make a difference. Recently while I was reading Michael Pollan’s book “In Defence of Food“, in lieu of a horoscope while the Moon was in Taurus, Moonology reported there were no major astrolinks so drew a Sabian Symbol and … More the seed grows into knowledge and life
Spider Alert! Arachnophobes before you look too closely at the photos, the mosaic below includes a pic of our kitchen spider… it’s lovely – doesn’t jump, bite or wander about at night – just keeps to itself in the corner. For the brave there are also pics of a wallaby and joey, birds and flowers… As we do, the … More sweet retreat
I want to thank FrontRangeScribbles and Meeka’s Mind for the opportunity to nominate irresponsible, greedy mining companies and irresponsible, greedy politicians for the Golden Toilet Award.
I give a toss. I might need to get out more… My usual weekday lunch is tuna & brown rice salad at my desk, but I was on secondment yesterday, not lunching at my desk, wandered in to the MLC Food Court (Sydney CBD) to pick up my favourite lunchtime sushi… and these bins were everywhere. May … More who gives a toss?
This post warrants a disclaimer… in the form of extracts from comments I’ve posted in the past 24hrs. “…I’ve spent a week or more of not so spare time (damn work) writing a post that doesn’t sound like me at all. I think my usual muses are sunning themselves in Spain, and left me with … More it’s not easy being green