Wherein I Have . . .

. . . random thoughts on post-modernism.

BP’s Latest Estimate Says World’s Oil Will Last 53.3 Years

OilPrice.com, By Andy Tully, July 13

According to BP, drivers whose vehicles rely on burning oil have a little more than a half-century to find alternate sources of energy. Or walk.

BP’s annual report on proved global oil reserves says that as of the end of 2013, Earth has nearly 1.688 trillion barrels of crude, [...]

It’s simple. If we can’t change our economic system, our number’s up

It’s the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity’s undoing.

The Guardian, By George Monbiot, May 27

Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose that these possessions grew by [...]

Only The Good Die Young

And for Pete Seeger, 94 was too young:

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Why Are We Here?

That’s not a philosophic question – it’s the raison d’ etre for The Agonist.

John Adams’s answer:

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to [...]

More To Life Than Bacon – Sweet Potato Latkes

Since the confluence of Thansksgiving and Hanukkah is so rare, we’ll combine the two traditions.

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What if they gave a riot…

Back in the ’60s, one hippie slogan was “What if they gave a war and nobody came?” Well, what if they gave a riot and everybody came?

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Armistice Day

For irony, click the photo and note the banner.

Some few people have noted that November 11 was originally designated Armistice Day, and commemorated peace, not the glorification of war and warriors. It was that way when I was younger and was observed in a solemn mood; sober, thoughtful sadness. People wept – [...]

We’re Doing It….

We’re doing it wrong?

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More To Life Than Bacon – Rice Pudding Again

There were complaints my last rice pudding recipe took too long to make. Thus rice pudding again, only quicker – from C.S.Lewis. (and a thought for your day)

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…into that good night.

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas

The poet was talking of old men, but the American Global Capitalist Empire seems determined to follow his advice. It will not to go gently, but like old men, it will go. We pretty much [...]

What It Takes

Grandma knew the river would be high. The snowpack was still melting even in mid-July. The ranchers in the valley would be wearing grins like hogs at a slop bucket as they saw their pastures and hayfields sprout with the bounty from the San Juans. She always had water for her own herd and [...]

So, I Had a Dream…

As you may recall – you few, you happy few who actually follow my shitty little blog – I took a vacation last week.

I’ve been having a tough time at work with many transitions in process, changes and alterations, radical and minor. I’ll be moving from my current digs shortly, my old supervisor retired, [...]

Yeah, your job sucks…but you could be this guy

HOUSTON – A man filed a civil lawsuit against his former employer after he said he was tortured and humiliated in front of co-workers and customers for nine months. Bradley Jones, 45, worked at Fred Fincher Motors for more than four years. He said for the last nine months, his fellow employees began sneaking up [...]

Was that an Amber Alert…or notice that WW III has broken out?

So there I was, stuck in rush hour traffic, eastbound on Hwy. 26 heading into Portland. Creeping along at a majestic 17 MPH, I was focused on not rear-ending the car in front of me. Or at least I was until, without warning, I heard an awful sound, something that could only really be described [...]

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