I’d love to say that I have tons of time to write and maintain this blog right now, but it’s far from the truth. So, much to my personal chagrin, I’ve put Steady State Revolution on Hiatus for the time being. I’ll be back once things calm down a bit in my personal and professional lives.

What have I been doing?

  • Building a Movement with the Post Growth Institute. Check out our campaigns - Free Money Day and The (En)Rich List.
  • Creating My WordPress Development Business. I’ve been working on websites pro-bono for a long time, now I’m officially doing it for some income, too. Learn about my WordPress development services.
  • Building a Strong, Healthy Family Life. It’s important, and now is the time to focus a bit on my family’s health and well-being.

So, I’ll be back on Steady State Revolution – hopefully finishing up my numerous draft posts – soon enough. For now, I’ve got a lot on my plate.

I’ve launched my personal site, where I will occasionally blog from now on.

This document was found on the computer of Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) after his death. It was originally published on TomDispatch and I read it on Climate Progress. I found these words to be utterly moving, much like his other works, and could not resist re-posting it. Please share this piece (with proper citation and credit to the above) to your friends, family and others.

Ecotopia CoverTo all brothers and sisters who hold the dream in their hearts of a future world in which humans and all other beings live in harmony and mutual support — a world of sustainability, stability, and confidence. A world something like the one I described, so long ago, in Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging.

As I survey my life, which is coming near its end, I want to set down a few thoughts that might be useful to those coming after. It will soon be time for me to give back to Gaia the nutrients that I have used during a long, busy, and happy life. I am not bitter or resentful at the approaching end; I have been one of the extraordinarily lucky ones. So it behooves me here to gather together some thoughts and attitudes that may prove useful in the dark times we are facing: a century or more of exceedingly difficult times.

How will those who survive manage it? What can we teach our friends, our children, our communities? Although we may not be capable of changing history, how can we equip ourselves to survive it?

I contemplate these questions in the full consciousness of my own mortality. Being offered an actual number of likely months to live, even though the estimate is uncertain, mightily focuses the mind. On personal things, of course, on loved ones and even loved things, but also on the Big Picture.

But let us begin with last things first, for a change. The analysis will come later, for those who wish it.

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Tim Jackson on the Economics of Climate Change

January 17, 2012

I’ve said numerous times before how much I love Tim Jackson’s work. His book is easily the best growth dilema work to date. And the report the book is based upon is equally as good, just quicker to read. Heck, if you don’t have time for that there is even a summary (pdf) of the report! […]

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Paul Gilding’s The Great Disruption at Seattle Town Hall

December 1, 2011

I was finally able to get this video uploaded from Pirate TV onto vimeo (couldn’t get it to work on youtube). Anyway, I know it’s been a while, but I was really impressed with Paul’s talk (and him as a person) – not to mention I was privileged to introduce him for it! (not in the video). […]

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Free Money Day: Sharing Is Common Cents

September 9, 2011

It’s one of the most basic relationships most of us interact with on a daily basis: money. Just like anything else, if you love something set it free (or even if you don’t love it, just value it or put up with it). It’s time we started to challenge our perceptions around money. That time […]

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The End of Growth

August 2, 2011

Check out the new Post Growth Institute’s website – this is what I’ve spent the last month working on, and why the silence here! The Post Carbon Institute has put together a great little video based on Richard Heinberg‘s latest book, The End Of Growth. Check it out on youtube:

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Climate Change v. Global Warming v. AGW

July 1, 2011

Q: Why was it called global warming for so long, if the weather everywhere isn’t actually warming? Why aren’t they using that term as much anymore? A: It was called global warming because the average global temperature is rising due to an increasing amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. However, this as led to misunderstanding and […]

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Video: A Steady State Student

June 14, 2011

Check out this short film: On YouTube Here.

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