Category Archives: Mad Max


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Must Read: The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart

Currently reading the most important book I’ve read in years, The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart. It’s a book for men, about fatherhood, depression, wildness, excess — told in poems, explained by one of the greatest writers working … Continue reading

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Bizarre number of Oregon blog comments deny climate change?

My life is currently mired in the climate change debate. I just finished Elizabeth Kolbert’s Field Notes from a Catastrophe. I spent the last week in Washington DC lobbying Oregonian members of congress on the issue. And I’ve been blogging … Continue reading

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What to do with all this damn styrofoam?

Quick plug for Eugene’s E-waste heroes: Yesterday I had to get rid of a giant load of Styrofoam blocks. You wouldn’t believe how much of this crap you can get stuck with if you move into a new place. Want a new … Continue reading

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Social networking: Neural prosthesis or harbinger of the End of Days?

I spend my day mining the interweb. It’s what I do for a living — I’m looking for interesting nuggets of information about the machines that provide the information. It’s very meta — a concept which is an abstraction from … Continue reading

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Community-based economics books drive me to goat husbandry

I just finished two books about deliberately supporting our local economic infrastructures to save the environment, foster community and happiness and to live healthier. The books: Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology and Deep Economy point out how hard … Continue reading

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