This Is Not The Crisis You’re Waiting For

We keep being told that crisis, if not collapse, is coming.

I look at my life, at what I know of the world, and I must tell you, that crisis is already here.

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Going Beyond “Eco,” Gaining Life

What do you want from life? What kind of a person do you want to be?

More likely than not, you want to make a living, do good by you and yours so you can look yourself in the mirror, not feel like a worthless piece of sh*t.

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Enough!, and: Better Living by Ecology

This year started out – or is that, continued? – with a barrage of bad news that is enough to make any sane person just want to tu…

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Be the Hero of Your Life

We love hero stories. And sure, the hero stories we tell are all too simple, with one hero or, at most, a small team of heroes, ha…

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Time for Growth!

The fear for the future is a failure to grow; what doesn’t make for growth is nothing good – but could we finally grow up? We are …

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Book Giveaway: The Third Plate

Coming from ecology and cultural anthropology, it is pretty clear that we have been getting things backwards. Evolution means adap…

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Paleo, the Backlash, and Returns Forward

The “paleo” trend, especially prominent with the paleo diet, but also producing advice for many another area of life, is one of th…

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The Eco-Anthropic Principle of Human Life on Earth?

The anthropic principle was suggested in cosmology, based on the observation that physical constants in the universe have certain …

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Ecosystems, Eating, Essential Joy

From Roman times to the Renaissance, pepper used to be what rich people used to excess because only they could afford it. Baroque …

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Re-Learned Powerfulness

Psychology has long been focused on diagnosing disorders. It took the development of “positive psychology” to change the perspecti…

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The Luxury of the #ecohappy Life

Luxury has sometimes been described as having been democratized: No longer does an average person have no way of participating in …

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Give Bees a Chance!

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