i'm also giving a lot of thought to where we're headed. the idea of a "greater depression" and the potential for a sort of renaissance intrigues me. my mind has been focused on some sort of collapse for some time now. this "correction" of sorts. the idea of the global village is nice, but impractical. i have no facts, only my gut. it will be interesting to see what happens when we have to depend on our physical neighbors again. there is a desire for community and we're herd animals by nature (i think). let's see if we can still foster local community and salvage some of what our grandparents knew. bottom line: i think we're all gonna have to get handy with a hammer and get back in the garden. "fresh" fruit from chile isn't going to be on the menu for long.
amidst all of this i'm thinking about music distribution, publishing of literature and the future of art. we're at a point of change. or in the middle of it. or it already happened and we're just now figuring it out. any of those is fine with me. i read a great article in the NYT about the end of book publishing. it had some interesting points and i was quite inspired by it. "no one goes into publishing to publish danielle steele." that's gold right there people. pure gold.
but speaking of publishing, i did post a new tune on ye olde blog. dig it if you're so inclined and let me know what you think. the hurricane really set some things back, but i'm catching up slowly.
i think i'll do nanowrimo this year. an idea is floating around and is begging to be caught. if i can finish 50k words on lunch hours alone, i'll do it. if it requires more than that, i'm sunk! there just aren't enough hours in my day. i take a lot of care to fill them with the right things. mostly.
we have a vacation planned for the first week of november. it involves west texas, camping and elevations of 5000+ ft. i really am having trouble imagining something that i need more!
also, attention lm infidel! i read your blog post about libertarians and christians. i'm not really either of them, but i thought i had a grasp of some of the basics. either your essay assumes too much knowledge or i'm borderline illiterate. i didn't "get it." i don't agree with the tact taken by the one commenter i saw, but at the same time i didn't walk away feeling like i'd picked something up. this is more a criticism (potentially) of my reading comprehension, but i did read it three times. color me confused.
the rest of my thoughts are more jumbled than this, if you can believe it, so i'll go now.
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