Hello disciples of the blogosphere.
I’ve neglected to update again, but fear not – I’m still faintly clinging to the last threads of life.
I’ve been reading as usual, with the addition of a few new books to my library, including ‘Last Steps: The Late Writings of Leo Tolstoy,’ ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ ‘Native Trees of Canada,’ ‘What are People For?’ and some reference books, primarily on the topic of botany and bushcraft, which have proved useful in helping me to improve my identification of some species previously unfamiliar or uncertain to me.
I’ve also taken up skiing – first classic, then a bit of downhill, and now I’m working away at conquering skate-skiing, which is significantly harder than I expected.
I’m also making plans to attend the ‘Northern Sustainability and Simple Living Symposium‘ at the North House Folk School in early May (there are still spots left in my car for those of you who would like to join me), as well as working on the planning of a Permaculture garden.
I intend for the Permaculture design project to contribute towards my school science credit, as it is a very involved process, starting with goals and ideas, to site descriptions, to species lists, topography, etc. and lends itself perfectly to that application.
Also in the works is a piece of writing that (at this point) is entitled ‘A Second Look at Vegetarianism.’ It arises out of my interactions with some vegetarians who use sweeping generalizations to criticize the consumption of meat, and often neglect to take into account other important factors, and view the matter with a simplistic single-mindedness.
I have also been intending to write opinion pieces on some other issues (ethanol, conventional schooling, the ‘green’ band-wagon), but I’ve found that it’s hard write anything original on such common topics, so I haven’t any of those on the go for the time being.
Emily and I are also working on a brand new, completely re-vamped Crooked Brothers website (her doing the design, me doing the code), using fully standards-compliant clean HTML5 code, which will be online within the next few weeks,
Lastly, advertising is now finally out for the snowshoe tours here at Falcon Lake, which I will be guiding, and speaking on the topics of boreal forest ecology, bushcraft/traditional skills, history, etc.
Feel free to comment or email if you have any questions or comments.
PS I will try to post more frequently from now on.