For the 3rd part of this series. I thought the best way to clarify a few items and to head off a few objections is to criticize the ideas in the first two parts and present it all in a question-and-answer format. (Some of these criticism are things I actually hear from people.) 1. You… Continue reading Noah’s Ark (III)
The other day I was reading about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- a gigantic soup of garbage, mostly small bits of plastic litter, swirling around in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Similar phenomena are found in the world's other oceans as well. Lately scientists and environmentalists have claimed that the GPGP has come… Continue reading Saving the Environment
The importance that work holds in our lives cannot be overstated. To a great degree, work defines who we are. This is true not only in a deeper philosophical sense but in an immediate, colloquial sense as well. The question, “Who’s that?” is just as likely to be answered with a description of the person’s… Continue reading The Working Man (I)
One of the particularly strange phenomena observable in modern man is seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5etXw2ngaE Even if we were to say, for the sake of argument, that these smart-phones and other gadgets are worth owning, what could possibly compel people to sacrifice so much time, foregone earnings, comfort, and dignity just to wait in line to… Continue reading Digital Gluttony and the Hunger for Wonder
In my book, Human Sunset, I use a lot of screenshots that pertain to loneliness and the deterioration of relationships. I think it’s really important to unpack this – and truly, there is a lot going on as far as this particular aspect of tech goes. You can find Part 1 of this series, dealing… Continue reading Technology and Relationships (II), Family
In my book, Human Sunset, I use a lot of screenshots that pertain to loneliness and the deterioration of relationships. I think it’s really important to unpack this – and truly, there is a lot going on as far as this particular aspect of tech goes. In fact, there is so much going on that… Continue reading Technology and Relationships (I), Loneliness and Friendship
For years he has been living as a Kristianin (old-style Russian farmer) and encourages others to do the same. He offers instruction on various aspects of pre-industrial living and frequently makes appearances in major Russian media to preach about the advantages of pre-industrial life.