Meat Paradox

For several years now, I’ve been what is now commonly known as a ‘flexitarian’ – basically mostly eating vegetables with occasional meat. I’ve chosen this way of eating for several reasons. In the order of personal relevance; Worldwide, half of man-made C02 emissions are related to animal agriculture. You can cut down your personal C02…

Horse Powered Farming

Horses were domesticated about 5,500 years ago and used for agriculture for the last 1000 years. Only a little over a century ago, 90% of all forms of transportation was horse powered. Yet, within a decade after the introduction of internal combustion engine, we shifted dramatically away from the humble animal. From this week, I’m…

Home Mushroom Cultivation – Inoculating the Substrate

I think it’s important to note at the beginning that these “how to” posts are in no way conclusive and I’m an absolute beginner figuring things out. Indoor mushroom cultivation is, to my great surprise, a relatively new subject and many home level cultivators are performing ongoing experimentation and tweaking different methods. As such, a…

Minimalism – How Not to Buy Shit

One of the conclusions I’ve come to in recent years is that, for me, I’m happiest when I have a lot of free time. The time to read, listen to music, go hike, climb, meet friends, be creative, write a blog post, learn new things etc. I suppose I could slave away and wait for…

Permaculture Part 2 – Elaboration

Barriers of Entry I began mentioning in my previous post that the key task in the coming decades to avert severe, long term ecological consequences will likely be a transition of the masses to a more sustainable/regenerative ways of life. But the barriers of entry is still quite high and interspersed, making it difficult to…

Permaculture Part 1

From this month, I’m planning to upload one post a month that ventures more into detail about some of the ideas I’ve been thinking about. These posts will probably be difficult for kids to follow but come back to it when you’re a little older. I will be uploading more child friendly, or more like…

Rambling Ideas of a Dumpling Maker

Automation, robotics and AI are projected to take over 1 in 3 jobs within 20 years (read this article for a full list of jobs, each with probability attached to it). Many low skilled repetitive work will be replaced by a more efficient, cost effective robots and the ensuing unemployment crisis is a serious issue…

2nd Notice from Scientists

A friend posted a link to a Washington Post article a while ago that described how more than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have signed a second notice to Humanity. The article can be read here. The original paper, which is mere 2 pages of writing, can be accessed here. This blog post will be…