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Mother Nature Shows Off Her Stuff

Mother Nature Shows Off Her Stuff


Cognitive Dissonance



Mrs. Cog and I live on the edge of the Blue Ridge Plateau here in Southwestern Virginia. And by on the edge I mean literally on the edge. Our back property line ends where a very steep wooded drop off begins. Five more steps over the property line and it's a one way trip down for well over a quarter of mile.

I call it the ridge.

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Americans Play Their Trump Card – And Why the System Always Deals Us a Bad Hand

We are so inured to the present day socioeconomic system of exploitation and control that it has become seamless and mostly invisible to 'We the Walking Wounded'. Passed off as just the way things work, nothing to see here so move on, we sooth our crushed soul with the ego saving lament you just can't fight city hall.

It rarely occurs to us there is no need to actually fight at all, that what we dimly perceive as the enemy, the thorn in our paw, is doomed by its own dominance of an industrial age soon to be left behind.

Two Ice Floes welcomes back Joe Withrow, a long time TIF guest author, with another insightful and timely article outlining what is happening and how to navigate the fall of the industrial age and the Rise of the Individual.

Click here for his article.

Cognitive Dissonance

Energy-Money Equilibrium: The Value of Money in the Age of Oil

While we may use both 'money' and 'energy' on a daily basis, rarely do we give much thought to what money actually  is and its connection to energy. Reverse Engineer (RE), one of our newest members and a co-founder of Doomstead Diner, offered TIF the opportunity to re-post part one of his 2012 series on money and energy. I found it extremely helpful to travel back in time with RE to examine the origins of money and how it relates to today's 'economy'.

Please join me in reading Reverse Engineer's Energy-Money Equilibrium: The Value of Money in the Age of Oil. 

The Antidote – Essay Ten : Convalescence – Building the Foundation

For me, one of life's pleasures is taking new-to-me roads off of old familiar paths just to see where they go. I possess a good enough sense of time and direction that rarely do I get lost. But even when that happens I don't worry much for I know I will eventually pop out somewhere and recognition will suddenly flood my mind.

"Oh, so that's where it comes out."

The sense of joy and excitement I experience when I stumble upon a familiar place from a new point of view is priceless and never gets old. In fact, knowing this is always a possibility further encourages me to take that turn into the unknown rather than stick to the old tried and true.

This is precisely what I experienced when I read On the Beach's fourth installment in this middle series of his epic creation The Antidote.

Please join me in reading The Antidote – Essay Ten : Convalescence – Building the Foundation

Cognitive Dissonance

Changing the Script

After many years of fighting the 'system' head on and going precisely nowhere, during a period of reflection and self examination two things became glaringly obvious to me.

One, the only thing I can truly change is myself and my own lifestyle.

Two, if I were to encourage others to engage in personal change in any meaningful way, my example speaks so much louder than my words.

Joe Withrow, aka Joe Galt here on TwoIceFloes.com, returns with a snapshot of his own personal awakening and the changes he and his wife are implementing.

Please join me in reading Joe's latest article....Changing the Script.