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For those interested in building more resilient and just communities, I have just published a new edition of my Better Times Webzine on sustainable, simple, frugal, and prudent living.

I've noticed a number of different responses to the events of the past couple of months, my own response has largely been to carry on carrying on, continuing to pile up information that might be useful to me and to others and work on implementation. In a lot of ways this has been a very liberating experience with interesting unintended consequences and surprise blessings (he says looking at his latest $35 winter gas bill, remembering that last winter it was more like $150, and also thinking about how much time he has saved by only going to a grocery store twice since Dec. 31st, even though we've taken 3-5 days worth of groceries via our food pantry outreach to almost 200 people since January 1st).

If you're interested in justice issues, I've also published a new edition of the Justpeace Front Page Webzine .

And I'm rewriting a lot of my Y2k material in the direction of helping people create more sustainable and resilient communities by providing lots of practical them-that's-doin' information. So look for a new set of "printable flyers for distribution encouraging sustainable communities" sometime in the next month or so.

Robert Waldrop ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma City

-- robert waldrop (, February 24, 2000


Good Evening, Robert!

I'm glad to see a post from you! Didn't know if you'd have much time for updating webpages until summer.

Take Care,


-- (, February 24, 2000.

Robert, you've been a continuing inspiration! Thanks for the update.

-- Brooks (, February 25, 2000.

Thank You Robert,
Your work has been a blessing to me, a real jumping off point to my research for sustainable development on my farm.

-- Possible Impact (, February 25, 2000.

Hello, Robert! It's so nice to hear from you here again. To what's already said, let me add my have blessed many of us with your devoted work. I've printed out all of your previous material and am setting about making notebooks on self-sufficient living from all I have garnered here.

Did you try the hot beverage/food intake for those congested folks in your household that I recommended on the Prep forum long ago? Always wondered if that helped any.

Blessings on you!

-- Elaine Seavey (, February 25, 2000.

Thanks for your kind words. The file I keep the urls in for future Better Times issues remains bulging. More than 500 websites to visit and briefly annotate. I get most of my info from listservs that I subscribe to, plus people send me stuff.

Elaine, it's been long enough that I don't remember what we did except it probably included hot toddy's. Sometimes that last brain cell fails me.

-- robert waldrop (, February 29, 2000.

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