Is This The Face Of The Collapse?

  • Posted on: 5 December 2017
  • By: David Trammel

Recently the pictures of an emancipated polar bear has been making the rounds of the news sites and blogs.

Photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from the conservation group Sea Legacy posted a video of the starving bear and stated that they believed its condition was a direct result of Climate Change. This has left many on both sides of the issue arguing whether that is the true reason for its condition.

Closing the Circle - Lazy Gardener

  • Posted on: 30 June 2017
  • By: Cathy McGuire

Okay - this post will probably clinch my title as "lazy gardener" or at least "whimsical gardener". It's spring, and in the Pacific NW that means trying to catch up with weeds that have had all winter to grow. It's not good to disturb soil when it's too wet (which is most of the time here) because it really turns to rock-hard clay if you do. I've learned the hard way how true that is, so I've watched as the invasive grass latched onto my garden beds.

Lazy Gardener in June

  • Posted on: 30 June 2017
  • By: Cathy McGuire

I'm half ashamed to show this photo, but it does illustrate the dilemma of being stuck between two worlds. I am aware that most gardens are straight lines with bare dirt between the coddled and sprayed plants. I am also teaching myself some permaculture ideas, including the fact that bare dirt is not good, and that weeds can sometimes help rather than hurt.

Where Progress Meets Sustainability?

  • Posted on: 30 May 2017
  • By: Cathy McGuire

I’ve been bouncing around various websites recently: OpenSourceEcology.Org, Sun4Living.Com,,, and looking at the ways that entrepreneurs are working to build tools and processes that they believe will be sustainable or at least a bridge into the post-oil future. And all of them seem to be a mix of the belief in Progress and the desire for Sustainability.