Category Archives: Transition

The general process of moving away from a materialist, petroleum-fueled society.

Time For An Adrenaline Rush

I don’t usually “rush to print” here, but these are new times. I’ve been saying for a year now, “before Obama leaves office…” Here’s new confirmation of this timeline. Paul Gilding, whom I wrote about a year ago, is now … Continue reading

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~A New Life-Chapter~

You know how things change… sometimes it’s slow, and then you look around and IT’S DIFFERENT? What I’ve been doing on this website up to this point feels like it’s in the past. Not irrelevant. I wouldn’t think of taking … Continue reading

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Global-Reset Events

Most of my friends know how to “reset” or “restart” a computer. They know that it wipes the short-term memory clean, but leaves the underlying machinery intact, and leaves intact work they have done, that they have saved a copy … Continue reading

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Resilience

So, Andrew Zolli, author of Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, is part of an association of change agents who have gathered together under the name “Pop Tech.” Andrew “curates” conferences which draw presenters from mostly-isolated “silos of excellence” together with¬†knowledgeable¬†audiences … Continue reading

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Synchronicity, Serendipity, Epiphany & Apophenia

I started my March 30 post with the familiar ironic trope, “just a coincidence…” There, the reader could believe that I think it is more than a coincidence, while not needing to take a position herself. Now I want to address … Continue reading

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Stephen Jenkinson on Our Dying Culture, pt. 2 & 3

So this is my journey, at this point. Paul Gilding has inspired me not to feel marginalized. Not to slink around as if I was carrying a bunch of crazy ideas, rather than having a partial grasp of what will … Continue reading

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Feeling Fear Frees Me, Opens Me Up

Just a coincidence, right, that as I opened myself to the flow of my fear a new friend happened to mention the website OrphanWisdom.com? Stephen Jenkinson has a profound critique of our culture and a vision for some of the elements … Continue reading

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The Scream

Paul Gilding breaks our Great Disruption into three stages. The first he names The Scream, partly because of the shrill tone sounded by environmentalists and whole-planet-systems theorists, and partly in honor of Edvard Munch’s portrait,  Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream … Continue reading

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Going into my fear

Sixteen of us met with Betsy and her co-trainer, Mysnikol, for a six-week class: Faith and Hope In a Time of Uncertainty. We spent much of our time in pairs and small groups, addressing questions about what we feared and where we … Continue reading

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Fear, Anticipating THE GREAT DISRUPTION

As I opened the floodgates at 4:30AM and let the fear flow in, a lot of things about my life make more sense. Like what I’m doing with this website, for instance. In later posts I’m going to be sharing … Continue reading

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