I've made a couple of changes to my "links" section of the blog. Gone is Clusterfuck Nation, Jim Kunstler's blog that formerly focused on peak oil issues and the concerns he raised in his book, which came out last year, The Long Emergency.
Kunstler's thoughts about architecture, suburban sprawl and the end of our easy motoring lifestyle that will accompany the loss of cheap oil were always provocative and worth some time sifting through. Unfortunately, JK of late has abandoned what he knows best and has taken to writing some dreadful essays about the situation in the Middle East. Without going into unnecessary detail, I've reached the end of the line with CFN and Kunstler's pro-Zionist views of geopolitics.
Kunstler's blog generates a tremendous amount of dialogue and debate in the comments section. I've added a new blogger who regularly tried to add some cogency to the increasingly myopic discussions taking place over at CFN. Check out Weaseldog's Lair when you have an opportunity.
I've been a fan of Living on Less for quite some time. Asfo_del, has been one of my favorite reads in the blogosphere from the start. I always learn new things and appreciate her very personal writing on a variety of topics. Recently, she posted something from a blogger named Joe Bageant that knocked my socks off. I've been reading through some of his back posts and am appreciating his unique take on class in the U.S. I also have learned that he has a book coming out with a very provocative title. If it is similar to what I've read recently on his blog, it should be a worthwhile read.
If your blog reading has grown stale, then check out Living on Less, as well as my newest links. I hope they inspire and inform you and expand your understanding of the complex place and time that we find ourselves in.