Snow on the ground, full woodshed, crops all in — time to think instead of do. Plan for next year, think about what went wrong this year and why, look short-term and long-term. It’s time to change tracks here on the blog as well. Old trucks, old tractors and old bikes are fascinating, but they’re not all of my life. Also, now that I have some stuff ready for the Dim Technological Pleistocene project, I’ve found a better place to put it. If that pans out, I’ll simply roll that project up and send the files to them and post a link here.

So, what to write about? I have a couple of things in mind that go along with the Old Hippie ethic: understanding the forces at work in the world, and sustaining ourselves and our families with our labour. Over the next couple of days I’ll post a couple of short articles I wrote elsewhere in response to some friends, and I’ll put up a link to an annotated bibliography of sustainability and resilience readings that Penny and I just finished for a prominent website. The link will be to the website, one that I consider essential reading for anyone who wonders why their money doesn’t buy what it did even a year ago.

Stay tuned. Winter promises to be interesting!