Monthly Archives: November 2011

Yvon Chouinard, Common Threads and more

Yesterday, Patagonia published an ad that said: Don’t Buy This Jacket (Don’t Buy This Jacket). They chose Cyber Monday for making this statement about their Common Threads initiative – an effort to lessen the unnecessary consumption of goods. Then, and … Continue reading

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Consumption (and I don’t mean tuberculosis)

We have been duly informed of the record-setting spending on this last Black Friday and, no doubt, today’s Cyber Monday spending will also break the record. This is good news for those who are in business (as indeed I am). … Continue reading

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Oh … yeah, there is one other problem

My last blog discussed the two big problems – 1. political repression and economic injustice and 2. the likelihood of environmental collapse. Part and parcel of both is the third problem – Western Civilization. Western Civilization is an economic system … Continue reading

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We’ve Got Only Two Problems

Wow, what a confluence of events! Right now, much of the world is inflamed with the demand for democracy and economic justice. From the First to the Third World, people are in revolt – against dictators, military rule, oligarchs and … Continue reading

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How is the San Juan River like a Bank?

The bank robber Willie Sutton said he robbed banks because that was where the money was. And I have said that that was the reason why I fished the San Juan. It’s where the fish are. Kathy and I have … Continue reading

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Grandiosity or Sustainability?

Back to the subject of saving the world. First, allow me to elaborate on my earlier remarks, where I said that it was my life’s ambition to save the world. To be more precise, I should state that, early in … Continue reading

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San Juan River Rainbow Trout, 1997

The San Juan river has been a great fishing get-away over the years. You can fish there in every month of the year, and you can count on catching big fish most every visit. Some of the rainbow trout you … Continue reading

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