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Bitter Harvest: An Inquiry into the War between Economy and Earth
by Lisi Krall - (c) 2022 SUNY Press ; 196 pages 
Year's End Roundup -- 2022 edition
Has turned out to be a rather light posting year for me. While I'm
still very much engaged in learning about our predicament I haven't felt
as compelled to write about it as it kind of doesn't matter anymore
and arguably many folks are probably better off staying ignorant. Also
Ultrasocial: The Evolution of Human Nature and the Quest
for a Sustainable Future 
by John Gowdy, Ph.D. - (c) 2021, Cambridge Univ. Press
Narrative Fracture in the Post-Exuberance Age
Happy 2022? We'll have to wait and see.
Finished up William Catton Jr's 'Overshoot' but decided to move on to
his followup book, 'Bottleneck', written nearly 30 years later, before
P.L.A.N. for Collapse
Still working my way through William Catton's 1982 book 'Overshoot'.
Got distracted when I picked up "Peruvian Plunge", Sam Mitchell's
self-published travel memoir/gringo spirit quest from his time in Peru.
Sam Mitchell is better known as Hambone Littletail, the cantankerous
Seems it has been a while since the last post. Been taking a break from
the doom, opting for more enjoyable distractions like taking advantage of
an unusually warm Fall and an abundance of apples on our trees this year.
We must have 40+ pounds of apple sauce in the freezer now and there are
still more apples to process..
It's another smokey hot Summer on the front range. Apparently most of
the smoke is from the west coast; so far Colorado seems to be escaping a
repeat of last year's epic wildfires. We've even gotten a decent amount
of rain, enough to keep the wildflowers going and the grasses green.
Have finally gotten starting reading William Catton's seminal 1980s book
Book review: Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost
Its Way and What We Can Do About It - (c) 2021 
by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, & Max Wilbert
also the companion film by Julia Barnes.
Happy Spring! It really felt like a long Winter and the bright
green of the emerging foliage is a welcome sight.
I'm currently reading 'Bright Green Lies', just out last month.
Derrick Jensen is the primary author but with contributions from
film reviews: 'Hot Money' and 'Kiss the Ground'
That's right -- it's a two-fer! Both are recent documentary films and
although they occasionally cross topical paths they are somewhat partisan
affairs and framed for their target audiences. Both are worth watching.
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