sites I read almost compulsively
December 21, 2007
A collection of blogs/sites I sometimes find it difficult to NOT read:
The Oil Drum: an energy, energy policy and ultimately economy blog. Read it with care, it updates often and voluminously. News summary posts every day, at least once a day during the week. Editorials and analysis papers 1-3 times a week.
The Cost of Energy:similar to the oil drum but just one guy posting and with more editorializing. He finds some real gems he quotes from, though. Publishes multiple times a day.
The Archdruid Report: similar to the above but with less focus on the day-to-day specifics and more focus on writing and the zeitgeist of people interested in this sort of thing. He written some narratives about possible futures which are much more personal, filling in the background story a little bit at a time. His “Adam’s Story” series of short stories (start at the bottom of the link and go up) remind me to some extent of sections of a canticle for leibowitz. Speculative post-apocalyptic fiction has always been a bit of a soft spot for me, though. Publishes once or so a week.
Bull City Rising: Probably the best coverage of things going on in and around downtown durham, nc. Publishes multiple times a day.
Cyclelicious: This is probably everyone’s favorite bike blog. He covers all sorts of good things, not just racing and what not. Good for finding out where to find obscure items, too. Publishes multiple times a day.
Clusterfuck Nation: James Howard Kunstler’s blog feed. I don’t read it as closely as I used to. Recently his posts seem to be closer to “SEE SEE SEE! I TOLD YOU!” It’s not that he’s wrong, it’s just not as interesting. He may also be phoning them in a bit since he’s been working on a new book. Please don’t read the comments to that blog, don’t ever read the comments. Publishes every monday.
Anyway, this is the set of place I find bizarrely compelling to read daily. Most of them talk about energy concerns and the concomitant concerns on how we feed all these people if energy resources become more scarce. Always subjects of fun.