Skip to main content

Dear Sandra, Welcome to the World!

I'm so proud of you Sandra. I'm happy to be your big sister.

My girls

You are welcome!

Sandra is a child of optimism. When I decided to have her it was partly because I was sure Terje Bongard would carry through his research project MEDOSS, and that Norway and later the world should become transformed into a representative ingroup democracy.

I knew a long time that our industrial civilization has come to an end, but I hoped we could transform it into something much better, the ultimate commons through Bongard's RID-Model.

Now, instead, the return of the Dark Ages are looming ahead of us:

Dark Age America: The Senility of the Elites

I'm not particularly in favor of the collapse of our civilization into a new dark age; I just see it as inevitable, given the idiotic choices of the recent past. - John Michael Greer
Of all these idiotic choices the Research Council of Norway made the worst!

This blog has about 2000 hits from the USA a month. If a "rich uncle" over there happens to stumble upon this blog, please consider to support Terje Bongard with funding for his research project to create the ultimate commons and democracy. He needs about 42 million Norwegian kroners. His contact info is to be found here.

Meditating at the hospital I've come to that there are two major battles I must fight for my daughters.

1) The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth

In any environment we build—building, room, garden, neighborhood—always, what matters most of all is that each part of this environment intensifies life. We mean that it intensifies human life, animal life, emotional life, the life of storms, the life of wild grasses and lilies, the life of fish in a stream, the life of human kindness in a rough place where it may not be easy to find. - Christopher Alexander
2) The Battle for the Restoration and Reintroduction of the Commons in All Aspects of Human Life and Civilization

We have a choice: Ignore the commons and suffer the ongoing private plunder of our common wealth. Or Think Like a Commoner and learn how to rebuild our society and reclaim our shared inheritance. - David Bollier

See more Commons in Action - videos here.


Popular posts from this blog

Kapping av hulkillist

Hadde nesten ferdig et hjørne med hulkillister i dag, men så fikk jeg somlet meg til å kappe 2 mm for mye. Da var dagen over og rett hjem og helga ødelagt! Men får tro jeg får en ny dag i mårå? Har funnet litt på nett, så går på med fornyet optimisme over helga. Får trøste meg med at skal man bli god i noe må man minst holde på 10.000 timer.

En god artikkel:
5 snarveier når du skal legge lister
En kommentar: Kort sagt må man tenke motsatt når man lister med hulkil. Se for deg at du legger lista feil vei (den som peker mot/tar i taket) legger du jevnt med underlaget på sagen. Den delen som skal på veggen legger du på anlegget/landet på sagen.  Skjær den første vinkelen du trenger. Så maler du deg ut ifra den, setter merke på den delen som ligger på anlegget/landet på sagen, vrir saga til den vinkelen du skal ha... skjærer forsiktig litt og litt av til du treffer streken...

Så bare til å montere :)

Lite tips er å kappe hulkil lister 1-2 mm for kort, slik at du har litt plass å bevege lis…

Tårevandringer III

The original form of Anglo-American conservatism, that of Edmund Burke, explains why the current situation is bad and why we should have avoided it. It tells us that society is extremely complex, it can’t be designed or reduced to a single principle like equal freedom, and it takes a long time to evolve, so if you have a reasonably functional society you shouldn’t wreck it, and if you’ve unsettled an inherited social order you should step back and do what you can so it can re-establish itself. It’s hard to see how any of that can apply in an age of institutionalized revolution symbolized, for example, by an ever more radical and sacralized principle of inclusiveness. - James Kalb- Why Liberal Governing Elites Seek to Neutralize Social Issues

Selv orker jeg ikke lenger å leve mitt liv begrenset til den sosiale kontrakt, det burde være klart for alle nå at vi kan ikke leve sammen slik, og at vi må reetablere husmannstroens kontrakt, den Klaus, Even Helmer og Johan Albert hadde som fund…

From Ideology to Technology

Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros are running a series of essays in Metropolis Magazine at the moment, they are all published here. I’ve no idea how long the series will run — hopefully forever. Anyway, it’s time to introduce this series to permaculture people, and I’ll be concentrating on the first five essays about the technologies of Christopher Alexander.

The essays on Alexander’s technologies in chronological order:
The Radical Technology of Christopher AlexanderThe Sustainable Technology of Christopher AlexanderThe Pattern Technology of Christopher AlexanderThe Living Technology of Christopher AlexanderThe “Wholeness-Generating” Technology of Christopher Alexander
The 20th century was the century of ideologies, but it all ended in mindless consumerism. So obviously, ideologies alone are not the answer, although they can hold many a truth and be a tool to unite people behind a common endeavour. Still, all this is pointless if the people do not have the right tools, or even worse…