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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pierwalker Log: April 17, 2019

Writing start: 10:26 A.M.
Finish: 3:09 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 300
Edited (est.): 9900

1. Failure: Read-through of chapter twenty-five

2. Book Three Melody: Off till Saturday

3. Rapscallion: Read-through of chapter four
Notes: Back into the hold pile. I've got an idea where the novel wants to go, but I think it would be best to let it simmer for a while before I take another stab at it.

4. Angel: Book Three: 300 new words
Notes: Chapter is completed! Onto the primary edits!

5. Rumpel: Off

6. Random Chance: Read-edit of chapter nine from Book One

7. LOTR: Off

8. Port Story: Off till Monday

Special Projects: None today

Extra notes: Season two of Cobra Kai in a week! Yes!


Take a few minutes and read George Monbiot's excellent "Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse." Here's just one of several money quotes:

Every nonlinear transformation in history has taken people by surprise. As Alexei Yurchak explains in his book about the collapse of the Soviet Union – Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More – systems look immutable until they suddenly disintegrate. As soon as they do, the disintegration retrospectively looks inevitable. Our system – characterised by perpetual economic growth on a planet that is not growing – will inevitably implode. The only question is whether the transformation is planned or unplanned. Our task is to ensure it is planned, and fast. We need to conceive and build a new system based on the principle that every generation, everywhere has an equal right to enjoy natural wealth.

Suburbanism is antithetical to maintaining life on Earth. Capitalism, which is a subset of suburbanism, is one of the main drivers of our destruction. It is time to reject it outright; and it is time for open rebellion and revolt, especially against the foot-draggers and naysayers currently in our government.

But I've been saying this for at least fifteen years. Now we got less than a dozen years left before the effects of global climate change lock in and we find ourselves, in our sloth, totally fucked.

If you've got children, your responsibility doubles or triples or quadruples, depending on the number of kids you've got. Wake the fuck up, Chester.

This blog may reach very few of you, but that doesn't matter. What matters is that you do the right thing right now and take a solid step today--TODAY--to begin doing your part to help stem the tide of ecological apocalypse. It may be as simple as shooting some cash to Greenpeace. It may be as simple as contacting your senators and representatives. It may involve a dietary change--quitting factory-farmed foods. There are dozens of things you can do. Get on them. Now.