Even though I suspected it was coming, I admit, I'm pretty bummed about the dual confirmation that there's not much we can do about the tipping points in climate change. I've decided (and we'll see whether I actually do manage not to write anything for a few weeks - it is something of a compulsion sometimes) to take a couple of weeks off from the blog to work on my books, take a breather from the news, and otherwise get my head in order. So I'll be back on November 1.
For those of you who are around Ohio, or who might be there for the occasion, I'll be at the Community Solutions Conference in Yellow Springs Ohio from Friday 10/26 to Sunday 10/28. I'm speaking Saturday on food, diet and agriculture, sitting on a panel about how to adapt, and doing a workshop with some other farmers on agriculture and food production. Because I'm training it, I'll be offline from Wed 10/24 to Wed 10/31. Before that, I'm around, just not posting new material. I came from CS last year inspired and energized - hopefully that will be true this time as well.
If you are just dying for something to read, or an excuse to slack off at work, I offer some older articles on various subjects, relevant and irrelevant.
Here's one of my analyses on how peak oil may play out: http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/2005/09/view-from-peak.html
Here's a creative writing piece on what my life might look like five years from now: http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/2006/12/scenes-from-my-future-part-1.html
Thinking about chickens? My sister and her husband just got their first ones. Here's a bit about chickens: http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/2006/10/get-chickensbut-think-too.html
This subject will get more in-depth analysis in _A Nation of Farmers_ but I think is still enormously important: http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/2007/01/how-much-did-green-revolution-matter-or.html
This is just silly, but I had fun writing it: http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/2007/02/12-reasons-to-stay-married-after-peak.html
I just kind of like this piece: http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/2007/01/am-i-romanticizing-poverty.html
Right now I'm not so wild about my writing job, either: http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/2007/05/digging-dollars-make-work-agriculture.html
Even when I'm in a lousy mood, I still think this is true, and maybe the most true thing I've ever been able to say: http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/2006/10/one-thing-we-did-rightwas-day-we_02.html
See you in two weeks!