• Questions during Wartime: Tom Palaima in Action!

    This blog is about what we can do in our own backyards to tread more carefully on our planetary home. With eight inches of snow on the ground and more in the forecast, there isn’t much to do in the garden. So instead, let’s take this opportunity to gaze out the window and consider critical questions of our day. In the dialogue attached, two professors discuss our current cultural approach to war. They both agree that we’ll always have war but in the end MacArthur Fellow Tom Palaima, who happens to have written some nice things about my book, urges us to discuss with our fellow citizens of all political stripes Obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Without vilifying people with opposing views, he encourages us to ask, “Is it sensible?”

    In my tactful-as-possible opinion, blowing tons of money and lives in Afghanistan in an unwinnable, imperialistic conflict is a very far cry from the administration’s most brilliant achievement to date, Michelle’s garden! Here’s the insightful discussion in its entirety (40 mins.):



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The final frontier.

These are the musings of an engaging enterprise.
Its thirty-year mission:

To create a greener planet.

To seek a better life in our lumbering civilization, and

to slowly go where we are all are headed anyway.


Is an unproven system for generating wide-spread sustainability.

it asks for 10 minutes a day for a year. At the end of the year, it asks for 10 more.

So in the second year, you spend just 20 minutes a day, in the third year, 30 minutes.

If you keep up this pattern, 27 years later you spend over 4 hours per day being extremely green.

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Describe your attempts At a sustainable life.