In which there is a variety of stuff, suitable to the early part of the year, and in which tabs are closed.
May contain: positive news, the Gulf Stream, internet access, wildfires, or newsletter recommendations

December 2022

In which I set out what I think is going to happen over the next few decades in terms of the Gentle Decline.

October 2022

Hello. This issue is something of a grab-bag of bits and pieces; some answers to questions, rejoinders to remarks, and a bit of cut-and-pasted stuff…

September 2022

How to handle Winter Blackouts and maybe some long-term energy issues.

August 2022

Observations on things people pay attention to, and things they're willing to change.
Book recommendations, and a few relevant bits of news and information.

July 2022

Actual practical skills, getting started, one at a time, from the very basics. Textiles, woodwork, gardening & foraging, metalwork, building and…

May 2022

In which the what-can-I-do-now question is addressed, even though nobody actually asked it. And there's some grim regard for knowledge work.

April 2022

Applying Newton's First Law in ways it was never intended, and talking about the unlikelihood of halting a system already in motion.

March 2022

Wheat present, wheat future, and little enough of wheat past. How the Russian invasion of Ukraine is affecting and will affect global food supplies.

February 2022

People have been asking about what to do with regard to Russia & Ukraine. Here's an attempt at an answer, or at least a starting point.