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   Most of my internet activity is now at my blog. This includes a great deal of the kind of material I used to post here, so check it out.

   You can grab a PDF of my recent submission to the Australian Senate on what to do about extinctions. It is actually a model for changing society and saving YOUR life, in 5 pages.

   A climate change denier posted a comment below my essay But there is no need for despair. It was so illiterate and unintelligent that I was tempted to dismiss it with a brief reply. But then I thought that he is a person like I am, and deserves as much respect. So, I took about three days to write a 2000 word essay, which I think is one of my best on the subject. Iíll be interested in your response to Climate change is still on track -- but thatís all right.

   Economic growth is killing us and our planet. Read an essay by Samuel Alexander, who offers the attractive alternative I have been practicing for many years.

   Have a look at a few new pictures of my house.

   Read an important essay by Dr Glen Barry: Ecocide Is Not Development; Love and Ecology Are the Answer. I agree with every word he wrote.

   At my psychology web site, I have reproduced an excellent essay by Dr Ellen Walker on the childfree life. Choosing not to have children is the best thing you can do for humanity.

   A survey of readers has shown that people want to pay about $5 for an e-book. Accordingly, I have halved my prices. So, grab Woodworking for Idiots Like Me!

   Read an important, easy to understand summary of the current state of knowledge about climate change, by 2 prominent climate scientists, Andrew Glickson and Graeme Pearman.

   What would you do if suddenly you had millions of dollars? Read David Morawetz's answer when this happened to him.

eppie2007 winnerMY BOOK WON!: Woodworking for Idiots Like Me is the winner of its category in the EPPIE Awards. This book sold over 40,000 copies between 1994 and 1999 -- and the new version has capabilities you can't reproduce on paper.

And read a hilarious review of this book from Ron Peters.

Read two new reviews of the Earth Garden Building Book: Design and build your own house.

You can now buy an autographed copy of the 4th edition of the Earth Garden Building Book or a uniquely worded, signed book plate to stick in the book you bought anywhere, from anyone. Buying a copy qualifies you for a second book, free (in electronic format).

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Or maybe first you'd like to get acquainted?
There is a fun quiz on energy conservation, with a free story if you get through it.
At my writing site, you can win a free book through another contest.
You may be looking for information about the Moora Moora Co-operative, where I live.
If you want entertainment, and have the time, look at my writing showcase. I am a multiple award-winning writer, and you can buy my books there (after reading the first chapter online, looking at reviews and viewing the cover).
If you are a writer, you may be interested in my professional editing service. My major source of income is editing a couple of books a week.
Having problems? Visit the Anxiety and Depression Help Site, where I wear my other hat as a psychologist.
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