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Robert Gillett
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Retirement in the Time of Cholera
I reached my sabbath decade a couple of years ago. Even before that, my long work history in federal service allowed me to take retirement. The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath, so I work away at things that I believe will be helpful, tryin...
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Googling, I found the legend of a brave Chinese General who was the first to eat a crab broke the taboo against the fearsome-looking crustaceans. That was then, this is now:
Eco-Civ 101
Eco-Civ 101
peaksurfer.blogspot.com

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When Senator John McCain ridiculed Navy Secretary Ray Mabus by stating, “You are the Secretary of the Navy, not the Secretary of Energy,” over his efforts to shift the Navy to a "Green Fleet," I was  glad I hadn't voted for him for President. Mabus had the...
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Strong Words that Could Start a Revolution
In Laudato Si , Pope Francis uses strong language to raise the alarm of our existential crisis, prescribes some corrections, and upbraids some common behaviors and mentalities that aggravate the problem. I pulled out those I could find with their source par...
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Taking the Drawdown list at face value, the 100 measures listed are potential candidates for reducing my family's carbon footprint (including biochar, #71, which occupies so much of my time). Many of the measures do not pertain to someone in my situation. ...
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The Coming Scramble for Survival
N ecessity is the midwife of devolution. Invention's mother is running out of resources, so she is reverting to the tried and tested. Her next offspring will be a passel of low-tech survival tools. System design and implementation takes about a decade and t...
The Coming Scramble for Survival
The Coming Scramble for Survival
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Desertification Matters
It seems that Greece has led western civilization into the first turning of our next saeculum; into a time of calm and lassitude. According to Anne Applebaum , The protracted Greek crisis has led to apathy, exhaustion and a deep conviction that all politics...
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The Greatest
Environmental protection and restoration are the highest calling a person can have. Ministers administer and kings reign, but environmentalists serve the embodiment of God in all of his earthly creation. Those who would be greatest must be the servants of a...
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Oh WELS
My recent affiliation with a conservative wing of the Lutheran denomination called the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod was a hangover from my earlier tendencies toward charismatism, which eventually landed me and my young family in a cult led by one R...
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