Deep Economy

To squeeze the most out of my writing, I’ve started a new project. I am now sworn to review all the books I read before I start a new book. The reviews I will post online, probably on by academically oriented blog, Theos Project. That’s the plan for now. For some reason, I can’t seem to bring together my academic/thinking blogging with my personal blogging. So, that’s why I created my Love Supreme blog. Maybe someday I will figure out how to integrate these two disparate blogging personalities.

In any event, I will certainly link to any reviews I’ve posted on Theos Project….which brings us to the topic of this post…..I’ve just written up a review on Deep Economy by Bill McKibben. It’s a very readable book, kinda folksy and fun. He is an environmentalist, one of the original environmentalists who writes for popular audiences. What he tackles in Deep Economy are some practical ways to make the economy work if we as a society in the U.S. (and the world) try to work toward a more sustainable model. Sustainable, that is, not only for the environment but also for our souls.

I like the book and highly recommend it. If you’d like to read more and discuss my review or the book, here’s the link: (Of course, you are welcome to leave comments here as well.)



P.S. As most of you know, I am living and working on an island in Alaska this summer. Writing this review gets me thinking about life here, where everyone’s life is integrated to the extreme. We live, work, sleep, eat, and play together….which is intense for introverts like Yours Truly….This close proximity gets my mind thinking about small scale economies and tightly-knit communities, the kind McKibben talks about in his book.  gotta say, I like the small scale and integrate life. I really dig it.

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Jonathan Erdman

Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability.

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