Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Blogpoll update and downshifting bookclub

Thank you to all who participated. The majority of you seem happy with the way things are, followed by wanting more posts about reducing your ecological footprint. I will do a poll from time to time, dear reader, to keep you informed.

I also want to say a big thank you to the readers who leave comments and expand the conversation. It can feel like a monologue sometime so its nice when you add your experiences to it.

This summer's read is going to be How to be Free by Tom Hodgkinson available in the downshifting bookstore.

Its emphasis is on questioning why it is we go to work and how we can free our personalities from the drudgery we have bought into. Its compelling reading so far!

Have you ever wondered why you bother to go to work? Why so much of consumer culture is crap? Whether there might be a better, freer, happier way to live our lives? If so, this book is for you. Following up his cult bestseller "How To Be Idle", Tom Hodgkinson takes us on an inspirational journey towards true freedom and happiness. Read "How To Be Free" and learn how to throw off the shackles of anxiety, bureaucracy, debt, governments, housework, moaning, pain, poverty, ugliness, war and waste, and much else besides. ( Amazon)

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