Preparation for the Future (MORE Thoughts For 30-somethings )
6/08/2006 08:17:00 AM | Author: baloghblog

Updated article now posted at Groovy Green.

It is very interesting to look back at my writing, to see how I originally tried to digest the idea of peak oil. To look at my first grasping of sustainable living, and self-sufficiency.

So what have I learned over the past year? What tidbits of information can I pass on to others who may be struggling with many of these same issues?

I continue to operate in my daily life with the notion that peak oil is 5 years away. Why 5 years? It's a semi-round number - far enough off to limit despair and make me want to give up, yet close enough to keep me motivated. Who knows for certain when the actual peak will be upon us, but whether it is 5 years, 10 years or a generation away (unlikely), my efforts over the past year have been well worth it...
Groovy Green Magazine Launched
6/05/2006 07:48:00 AM | Author: baloghblog
Well, here is where all of my computer time has been dedicated for the past 2 months!
(magazine site) (blog site)

About GG:

This is the time for taking action in our lives. We will be expanding our focus to include ways that you can become more self-sufficient, as well as challenging ourselves at GG as a way of inspiring others.

As we continue to evolve, we look forward to expanding the number of contributors to provide a broad spectrum of ideas from around the country and around the world. We strive to become the People's Green Magazine: There are a tremendous amount of great environmental writers out there, and an increasing (and sometimes overwhelming) number of "green blogs". Groovy Green will be a place where good writers can come to post articles and blog posts to a larger audience--while maintaining their own personal writing. We don't want to be restrictive--hell we want writers to promote their own site! Many good writers have a small but dedicated audience of readers - we want to recruit authors from the sea of blogs out there and give them a platform to stand together on.

Check it out and let us know what you like/don't like.