Tag Archives: Peak Oil

New Years Day, Observed (U.S.) 2017

Some philosophy and a lot of politics, none of it bitterly partisan. In fact, one item could get me branded a traitor by Unhinged-Americans. Continue reading

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Standing Advice

The following “goes without saying” – until I change my mind, at least. Deep Sanity All these things which are going on now, as well as all subsequent things, God will come with His broom and sweep them away in a … Continue reading

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Tasty Tidbits 10/3/11

A better class of right-wing populist. Utilitarian religion Food, food, food. Political Gotcha! Judicial Supremacy? Wow! Look at the size of that thing! Happy first Monday in October!

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Sunday thoughts 10/2/11

Michael Hyatt, a/k/a Deacon Michael, is one of the most popular bloggers on the internet, but it’s for his publishing and marketing savvy, not for his Orthodox faith. He Tweeted yesterday a link to a blog by a counsellor that … Continue reading

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Tasty Tidbits 9/29/11

We’re homeless. What a relief! What, Mead worry? The only good (newsworthy) Christian is a bad Christian. J.K. Rowlings breadth and depth. WKB, RIP 1 Writing one of the best personal “localist” essays I’ve ever read, Rod Dreher recounts how … Continue reading

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Tasty Tidbits 9/28/11

Ayn Rand on the multiplication of criminal laws. What is a “progressive”? Where are the progressives (whatever they are)? Another impending execution. Yawn! 2 kinds of “peak oil.” Andrew Sullivan’s lazy slander. School as “a place apart.” Some God the … Continue reading

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Tasty Tidbits 9/8/11

Losing faith. Kerygma and Creed. Fully invested in drunken sailors. Cheering for killing. There will never be another Hitch. 2 mpg! Woohoo!

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Gushing wells and debt crises: epiphenomena of living beyond our means

Patrick Deneen, who is capable of even deeper stuff than this, today eloquently points out that two current crises — the Gulf oil spew and the Greek debt situation — are rooted in “our collective inability to live within our means”: All … Continue reading

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Places not worth caring about

In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about. And … Continue reading

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