OK; so I said I was walking away from blogging--well it's damn hard to break a habit that is so deeply ingrained into your daily routine. I've done this for over two years and frankly, I've found the habit intoxicating. Honestly, my recent post was not a ploy to get people to laud my miniscule contribution to the blogosphere--I was genuinely burnt out and feeling tapped out.
Basically, I guess I'll probably continue to post at least weekly, here at Words Matter, but I'm not going to freak out if I don't. I have alot on my plate with the non-fiction anthology in progress, part-time job that continues to require more of my energies than I care to think about, etc. However, there is alot going on in the world and obviously, some people do read my posts. I guess I just need to be a big boy and not be all wounded because I don't have the amount of traffic that other bloggers do.
Having said that, there is much to stay abreast of, particularly pertaining to the price of gasoline and the utter delusional approaches Americans are taking in dealing with the beginning of what I believe to be Jim Kunstler's scenario laid out in last summer's, The Long Emergency. He has an excellent post at his blog, about Americans and our inability to come to terms with the peak oil issue, using Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's well-known sequence of emotional reactions, which humans go through, when facing certain death. Personally, I enjoy reading the myriad of comments his posting elicits. If you can overlook some of the carping, there are some bright folks who have some interesting contributions to add to the discussion. His blog certainly has much more diversity than the recent stories flooding the news about rising gas prices and the empty comments coming from the usual, "man-on-the-street" interviews.
A site called LiberalRapture.com has this post about how most will try to rationalize the current situation and how few recognize that it might an indication we've reached our global peak of production.
As I wrote last summer, reading Kunstler's book, as well as some of the other books on the market about peak oil might be helpful. Also, check out this list of 30 thesis, for a look into what a post-carbon world might look like.