Saturday, August 24, 2013

Extraordinary Discourse 135

At The Edge Of All That

We’re struggling to replace a brittle, top-heavy energy system, where a few huge power plants provide our electricity, with a dispersed and lightweight grid, where 10 million solar arrays on 10 million rooftops are linked together. The engineers call this “distributed generation,” and it comes with a myriad of benefits. It’s not as prone to catastrophic failure, for one. And it can make use of dispersed energy, instead of relying on a few pools of concentrated fuel. The same principle, it seems to me, applies to movements.
Can We Pull the Planet from the Brink of Catastrophe? 
Bill McKibben, Rebecca Solnit

Stories move in circles. They don’t go in straight lines. There are stories inside stories and stories between stories, and finding your way through is as easy and as hard as finding your way home.  
Deena Metzger 
Writing for Your Life