Lots of stuff has been going on recently, with Lakefair, and all sorts of other stuff. The weather has been so great this past week. I just love it. Here are (quite) a few photos to share. I hope you enjoy.
Please take a few short minutes to think about the future, and in specific, how the politics and the economics of oil (and peak oil) will play out in terms of potential for a local economy. Serious and grievous (ongoing) harms have been wrought upon humanity, upon biological systems and biological diversity, upon various environments, and upon the Earth as a holistic body— by human societies that are now, more or less, wed-locked to a fossil fuel driven industrial lifestyle. It's a culture of consumption that is enabled by, and which has been fueled by, copious quantities of petroleum products, and other fossil fuels.
Would it make sense to break away cleanly from this terrible reality? —A reality of waging war, killing over mineral and other material resources, invading and occupying foreign nations —for the express purpose of "global dominance" (a policy of which oil is necessary.) Would it make sense to find alternatives, so that humanity and the Earth don't suffer ongoing, and continuously more severe harms, as a result of human beings' and societies' economic behavior? Examples of harmful behavior include: global warming / climate disruption, and pollution of Earth, Air and Water.
For example, we, as a society, might decide at a time like this, that clear-cutting forests is just not working out.