Frozen in Portland…

James Howard Kunstler, the grim futurist, speaks of Portland, in the present and in the future:  Portland, on the other hand, has turned itself into one of the finest walkable cities in the USA and the Willamette River Valley is one of the most productive farming micro-regions in the world. Human beings will continue to live andContinue reading “Frozen in Portland…”

A Black Swan in White Face (The Great Correction)

Wendell Berry, the conservative poet without a website, has a phrase for the slightly crazed exuberance of American culture in the last few decades. With a caustic shrug, he calls it the "cheap energy mind." Problem is, our time in this mindset — and its denial — seems to have run out with $4.00 gas.Continue reading “A Black Swan in White Face (The Great Correction)”