I tried to make this site into a blog, but it turns out written words are not my medium at this time. So I’m going back to doing interviews, talking to thoughtful people about collapse and adaptation.
For now, you can listen to some of the past interviews I did, from December 2019 to March 2020. The later ones were made just as the pandemic was hitting, and reflect my consternation and uncertainty about the threat. Otherwise, the interviews are largely about collapse and related issues, framed by the Deep Adaptation philosophy of Jem Bendell.
Soon, I’ll be adding new interviews, with people from many walks of life, to deliver a kaleidoscopic view of our turbulent times. Please stay tuned!
As the site manager for the Georgetown Tiny-House Village in Seattle, Andrew Constantino is responsible for the welfare of 65 homeless people – a tough job in normal times. Now, the pandemic has shut down many of the services that homeless people rely on for their survival.Read More »
Alexandra Grace Derwen (aka Alexandra Wilson) was on pilgrimage in Spain when the coronavirus pandemic broke out. She recounts on her Facebook page her harrowing journey out of Spain back to the U.K. – a journey on buses and trains, where she caught the coronavirus disease.
She was then seriously ill for 5 days, during which, she says, “I felt it was a distinct possibility that I was going to die.”Read More »
This interview with Dr. Aimee Maxwell was recorded February 4, 2020, which seems like another era, before the coronavirus had risen to absorb the attention of the entire world.
I went to Aimee for advice about how I could sleep better, because anxiety about climate change (how quaint!) was keeping me awake at night. I asked Aimee: “What are people supposed to do if they stop sleeping, because of impending doom?”
She surprised me by advising that, before dealing with my racing thoughts, I should help my body remember that it is a product of primate evolution. To sleep well, I must restore my body’s harmony with the natural rhythms of the day.