Category Archives: Climate Instability

Bob Must Get a City Permit. Get Ready for Verbal Pyrotechnics.

I should sell tickets for this event. In mid May I am having a tornado cellar installed.  I finally found someone who would put extra dirt on top to enhance its utility as a root cellar/wine and beer aging cellar. … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Why I’m Voting for Dr. Ed Shadid for Mayor of Oklahoma City!

1. Dr. Ed Shadid is a real person of compassion, conviction, and responsibility. He is concerned about the future of Oklahoma City. He has kids, he wants a city for them to grow up in, a place where they will … Continue reading

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Dissent is Not Terrorism! Except in Oklahoma City.

The Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance is doing great work opposing the industrialization of rural Oklahoma and the construction of dangerous pipelines through farm country. As many of you know, I was arrested earlier last year for chaining myself to … Continue reading

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Why I’m going to Des Moines to Occupy the World Food Prize.

I am headed out in a few hours by bus to Des Moines, Iowa to Occupy the World Food Prize. I don’t travel casually any more, so it takes something to get me out of Oklahoma and onto a bus … Continue reading

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Responding to the Oklahoman

Last Saturday, the Oklahoman attacked the Great Plaints Tar Sands pipeline protests as “pointless” and included a picture of me chained to an excavator.  I wrote a response, and today, a truncated, poorly edited version of my letter was printed. … Continue reading

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OKC’s new drought watering plan: sacrificing food gardens for swimming pools?

The City sent everyone in town a brochure this week describing the new City contingency plans for watering restrictions during drought.  At first glance, it looks reasonable, even prudent, but there’s a big bamboozling devil in its details, and that … Continue reading

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The sustainability community and the post-tornado disaster conversation.

Does the sustainability community have anything to contribute in this latest tornado disaster recovery?  Beyond, of course, donations of time and money to organizations working to alleviate immediate pain and suffering for those involved? I think we do and now … Continue reading

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On pilgrimage in Hughes County

I had no intention of getting arrested as part of the Keystone pipeline opposition. My friend Stefan Warner, youth minister at Church of the Open Arms, had been by a few times and talked about it.  He asked me what … Continue reading

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Against the Ecocide in Canada and the Keystone Pipeline

Ten tragedies, a call to action, and an appeal to people of faith. A new essay, hair and beard on fire, on the situation with the Keystone pipeline and the ecocide in Canada (tar sands production).  It is posted online … Continue reading

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Ten years of drought susceptibility ahead of us.

The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and the Oklahoma Conference of Churches have partnered on a project to encourage people to pray for rain to end the drought.  Some here in central Oklahoma may be wondering “What Drought?” but that … Continue reading

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