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JIM WILLIE — THE QUICKENING: Systemic Breakdown, It’s Coming Apart At The Seams

 

Perpetual Assets

in the first half of the interview we cover the 10 most critical developments of 2015, and it’s only February. Typically any one of these events would be big enough to make annual headlines. 198 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

Change: Who We Are and How We Change as Individuals and a Culture

This is in effect a continuation of my post from yesterday. That is, it is a continuation because the writing of it was provoked by the same Facebook comment thread, however, as with many online back-and-forths, the issues were handled so disjointedly that there is little need to reference yesterdays post in the body of todays, with the exception of center of the discussion revolving on modesty. 1,148 more words

Thoughts

Out in the Cold (Very Short Story)

Out in the Cold

When winter arrives the darkness lingers longer, and the electricity bill is higher.  Watered-down soup is the daily special until the next payday; or after the bills are paid (they have to be paid).  17 more words

Writing

Special Status

There are many joys experienced in marriage and fatherhood, but I’ve found that an incidental one is the social respectability that goes with them.  A man sitting alone on a park bench could be Ted Bundy, but put a wife and kids around him and he becomes Mike Brady.   612 more words

Culture

James S. Luckey Community Impact (December 2012)

In 1982, my mother at the age of twenty immigrated to America from Sweden. The one thing that fascinated her was this country’s vibrant civic culture, characterized by volunteers involving themselves in the affairs of their communities. 955 more words

Houghton College

Real-Life "Hunger Games": Soft Oppression Destroys the Poor

Social capital, what’s that? The built-up support networks of families and individuals that help maintain and order their lives. Family ties, community ties — with organizations like churches, schools, and voluntary associations that once were more common parts of everyone’s lives. 3,252 more words

Relationships