This is a keynote address that I gave, remotely via Zoom, to the Children Now Youth Leadership and Climate Action Symposium in July of 2021. About 25 minutes.
My single greatest interest (apart from my land, family, and business) is in the civilizational complexity collapse that has been ongoing for most of my life, and which is now accelerating. My first effort to communicate with others about this was a small book, The Good American, that I self-published in 2012 to coincide with the presidential election.
These are interviews I've done and that have been posted on YouTube or elsewhere by the interviewers, almost all of them about the theme of civilizational complexity collapse.
This first interview is with Michael Dowd, a preacher and inspirational speaker who has been recording interviews with a wide range of personalities, most of whom are much more notable than I, including Richard Rohr, Jem Bendell, Derrick Jensen, Tim Watkins, and Ugo Bardi. I liked the personal, philosophical, and even religious notes in this interview.
In the menu above you will find a selection of writings and of recipes, reflecting two of my favorite pastimes.