Eric Shonkwiler

Eric Shonkwiler

Sep
20

An Intermediate Lesson in Community Defense

We're going to be discussing violent situations and firearms today. If that's not your bag, duck out now. If you
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Sep
13

An Intermediate Lesson on Surviving the Rise of Christo-Fascism

Grim in a different way this week, but with perhaps a thin glimmer of actionable hope? In the olden times
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Sep
06

An Intermediate Lesson on Surviving the Climate Crisis

Thus begins a series of grounded newsletters that deal with some of the realities of the crumbling world. Today we're
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Aug
23

Climate Interlude: The Scoreboard

Yesterday, I was struck by the number of disasters we've seen this summer–it seems like every day, or more
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Jul
26
Historical Collapse and Today's Parallels

Historical Collapse and Today's Parallels

I'm stepping back for a few weeks to work on other projects. In the meantime, here is a post I
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Jul
19

The Clarity of Lost Options

Content warning: This is gonna be one of those real frank talks about our situation. I'm going to discuss the
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Jul
12

Breaking Down: The UN's Global Assessment Report

In late April, the United Nations released their Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. This is not related to
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Jul
05

Utopia: Degrowth in Maturity

I know nobody is thinking about this right now, but I'm tapped out on energy and I've got a few
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Jun
28

The Supreme Court Ruling(s)

We knew this was coming, but that doesn't make it suck any less. I'm not going to go on and
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Jun
21

The Columbus Blackout

Last week, Ohio and the greater Midwest were hit by a broad front of storms that resulted in a few
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