January 2014

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Off Off Grid

Michael Bunker’s book “Surviving Off Off-Grid: Decolonizing the Industrial Mind” is one of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time.







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Chemical Spill – Bad Water in 9 WV Counties

“Flush toilet; Huntington needs the water.”    I saw this hand-written message on the wall of a rest room in the summer of 1962 while on a 5-week assignment in the Kanawha Valley. 


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Progress, Or Is It?

The video here features Michael Bunker describing his grandmother’s life and how it is questionable as to whether electric lights and automobiles actually improved her life.



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Not A Victim

If you are like me, you get tired of hearing society’s manipulators complain about how this group, and that group, and another group are victims. This story is about a great man, who was raised…


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Quotes 1/7/14

(we of the rural middle class a half-century ago all used the privy farm toilet when outdoors around the house, and shared a party phone line with eight other families) -Victor Davis Hanson