Did you Think it was About People?

If you follow TomDispatch, they ran an what shall we say – the guy was trying to prove that he is sophisticated by showing that he was not? (Lapham) Using the cleverest of word combinations. I couldn’t resist answering.

“Nice to be able to talk funny but the answer is there will be neither food nor money. In the first place food has a history of millions of years since the first animal ate something, and in the second place money does not exist — or at least has no value — unless it represents goods, and all goods that relate to life come ultimately from growing plants. Especially organic food energy that people require to stay alive and can not get anywhere else in the whole universe (we tried). When the crash comes it will be because we ran out of goods. Because we don’t have enough photosynthetic capacity to produce enough organic food energy to keep the earth ecosystem healthy. Because people ate it right out of balance.

Did you think it was about fig newtons? It’s about the ecosystem staying in balance.”

Doesn’t it make you think of old whatsisname playing around while Rome was burning? That we care more about our sophistication than we do about our one and only home?

Peach Clubhouse Newsletter 110607

    Fracking Tour

The fracking tour was a thwacking big success, beyond expectations, and the reverberations are still reverberating in a number of ways. We aren’t dropping the subject. It will be one of our ongoing tentacles and you will hear more from time to time.

In Anne’s interview, Sharon Wilson stated that fracking uses an “unsustainable amount of water.” Good point Sharon. My guess is that it would use more energy to recycle the water – more energy than the wells are producing.

Check out the Bloomberg comment on the relationship between drought and energy production.

(And BTW, the same problem with trying to “make” food. Making any of these natural products requires more energy than it produces. It’s all about the second law of thermodynamics.)

Maps of the water aquifers and the proposed drilling can be downloaded from our blog, lower right side:

For more information, literature is on file at the public library and at the Peach Clubhouse.

    Friday Insight Meditation Group – Friday June 17

Meditation group will meet at 2 pm to continue Pema Chodron’s workshop: “The Four Limitless Qualities – Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equinamity.”

This is a classic teaching of all major lineages of Buddhism, but is presented in a fashion that can be accessed and put to work by anyone, even Americans. We will have also the new book of Sharon Salzburg on the same subject and a presentation that was made at IDP, and some scientific findings that support this ancient method of achieving personal wellbeing.

    Change of Pace !

– June 21 — in an air conditioned clubhouse –
a special Tuesday movie

At 6 pm we will show Kiki’s Delivery Service, one of my all-time favorite movies produced by Hayao Miyazaki, in English. You will leave smiling.

The Clubhouse will be closed on Thursday, June 23.

Thursday June 30, at noontime, we will rerun the movie David versus Monsanto.

On the first Tuesday of July we are trying to decide whether to show:
Journey to Planet Earth – or
The Corporation

The Peach Clubhouse is located in Bryan at 1110 Justine Street. Justine is one block off of Texas, you have to turn off Texas at 17th.