December 30, 2005
peak gold

If I'd been blogging this summer and fall, I'd have been boring my few, gentle readers with a lot of claptrap about peak oil. Or non-claptrap, as the case may be.

The story in today's Times about gold-mining in Nevada, though, makes me think about all the other peaks that we may have already passed. Like gold. "Goldstrike, meantime, may have only 10 years left, Barrick says, and most of the state's 20 or so other major mines are not expected to last much longer." What do we do when we can't bring more gold out of the ground? Or Coltan? Or some more obscure metal or mineral? We stop wearing jewelry, yes, over our dead bodies, but I'm thinking more industrial. Invest in middens, in trash heaps, in slag.

Posted by dbrown at 09:12 AM
December 29, 2005

embdded hcb.jpg

top, from Unembedded, bottom by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andalusia, 1933

Posted by dbrown at 12:52 PM
December 28, 2005
Real estate photography, part 11, for a new year


Blog news: a new entry! for one. For two, MT version 3.2, maybe that'll keep things working at a base level. Like comments, which work again. Hello!

Posted by dbrown at 03:36 PM