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Not Thriving, but Surviving Challenging Times

Just a reminder that this blog has moved to; http://www.cammather.com There is a new post up today at http://www.cammather.com/current-events/not-thriving-but-surviving-challenging-times If you want to continue to receive notifications of new posts, please be sure to subscribe at http://www.cammather.com. This is the 3rd and final notification that you will receive about this move.

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New Post and a Reminder to Move Your Subscription!

Just a reminder that this blog has moved. Today’s new post is located at; http://www.cammather.com/current-events/y2k-meet-climate-change While you are there, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any future posts! See yesterday’s post for an explanation.

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Mad Max Mountain Man

By Cam Mather Did you like that “alliteration?” Four “M’s” in a row! I wrote about seeing the movie “Chasing Ice” recently. I said that it is a powerful movie and it is. In fact it is changing my behavior. We didn’t get any snow here until December 21st. For the first 3 weeks of …

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Winter Solstice at Sunflower Farm

By Cam Mather Remember when you were a kid and your friends would come over to your place after Christmas and you’d show them all the neat new stuff you got, like the BB Gun or the Lego set? (Note that there was no mention of socks or sweaters in this memory.) Well, consider this …

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Wind Turbines and Bird Kills

By Cam Mather Recently I was asked to speak to the Quinte Field Naturalists about personal steps towards sustainability. I knew this group had a great many “birders” in it, so I was a bit apprehensive. Birders in my area have been very outspoken against big wind. So let me state three things here first. …

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At War With My Hot Water Heater

By Cam Mather Alternate Blog Titles; Do we really need THAT many buckets in the living room?? or “The Dreaded Whoosh of the Hot Water Tank” I loathe my propane hot water tank. With a vengeance. When I hear it come on I feel like I’ve been kicked in the gut on one of those …

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Chasing Ice vs. Hurricane Sandy

By Cam Mather You need to see the documentary called “Chasing Ice.” No really. You NEED to see it! This could be a life changing investment of your time. http://www.chasingice.com The movie follows the Extreme Ice Survey team as they catalog disappearing glaciers, and it’s terrifying and beautiful all at the same time. If you …

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Super Storm Sandy and the Dustbowl

By Cam Mather Two weekends ago I vegged out and watched a whack of TV on Sunday night. Sometimes Sunday night TV sucks. That night it was awesome. Well at least it was on PBS! It started out with Bill Moyers. He chatted with Naomi Klein about Hurricane Sandy and climate change. She has a …

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The Fatigue from Fighting the Good Fight

By Cam Mather I remember a night back in 1989. My second daughter was less than a year old. I was at a Burlington City Council Meeting as a member of the city’s “Sustainable Development Committee.” During the interview process they had asked me for my definition of “sustainable development” and I told them it …

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The End of the World As We Know It

By Cam Mather So here goes. I’ll probably offend some of my readers. I’ll get hate mail. I probably shouldn’t write this, but you know what? I’ve had it with humanity’s stupidity. I’ve been watching the coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane/Superstorm/Frankenstorm/Perfect Storm Sandy. The beach is now on the other side of most of …

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