Monday, July 27, 2009

A Sequel to World Made by Hand

Kunstler says he's working on the sequel to his post-oil novel World Made by Hand.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Cold, etc.

I'm battling a cold, hence the lack of regular postings. The Hilo weather has often been overcast this summer (consistently clear, sunny days are a hallmark of winters here, especially December through February). People have to get serious yet maintain a sense of joy and lightness. reprints an Iranian interview with Kirkpatrick Sale on secession.

And I'll see what ABC's take is on America's addiction to oil.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Empty Boxes

Via Kunstler, who says, "It was obvious years ago that the grotesque spewage of Big Box stores across the landscape would come to this.": "Big Box Closures Leave Big Blight Across U.S."


Curiously, many of these businesses' websites live on long after their namesake companies go defunct.

11 July update: "This is what a dying mall looks like."

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Sheila Jackson Lee

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Man in the Mirror

Michael Jackson, performing "Man in the Mirror" at the thirtieth annual Grammy Awards ceremony, held on 2 March 1988 at Radio City Music Hall.


Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Vibe Ends Publication

But Quincy Jones plans to buy it back. Below: The cover of the first Vibe I bought. I believe at the 7-Eleven on Kilauea Avenue.