Means "beautiful voice" from Greek καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and οψ (ops) "voice". In Greek mythology she was a goddess of epic poetry and eloquence, one of the nine Muses.
Join us every Tuesday night for drinks at the Daily Kos community political poetry club
Your own poetry is always welcome in the comments
Bongos, berets & turtle neck sweaters optional
The keypad is mightier than the sword
How will they stay warm,
on the cold winter nights
of the year 2100?
or enriched uranium?
What will warm their stomachs?
Fish and wild game?
Will there still be
computers and the Internet?
Will the death penalty
be democratically used,
with small groups killing
their own members,
when they can find no help in the offenders,
I think nearly everyone
will work very hard,
as hard as they are able,
and do it with a certain joy,
not with bitter resentment.
What do you hope
for the year of 2100?
Outline of the Book:
Famine in America by 2050:
the Post-Peak Oil American Apocalypse
* Table of Contents:
1 America's Future: a Short Summary
2 Technology to the Rescue?
Too Little, Too Late
3 Death in America
4 The American Survivors' Way of Life
5 Epilogue: One Thousand Years
Per gallon price of diesel fuel has been increasing since 2003So,
if anyone asks,
when will this shortage
of diesel fuel start?
The answer is,
it already started,
I talked with a farmer,
and heard it from her own mouth,
she said in 2003,
she had a contract
to get diesel fuel
for 52 cents a gallon,
and since then,
the price has increased
to about $3 a gallon.
The more research I do,
and the more I think about it,
the more I'm convinced,
the transition will be hell,
and millions will starve,
but the survivors,
with so much scrap materials,
and using various technologies,
from the last hundred or so years,
the survivors will build a new world,
to relax and enjoy life,
As long as they finally learn,
what Malthus and Ehrlich
tried to tell us:
Contraception is the only way
to rescue civilization
from future famines.
and fossil fuels
only delay the inevitable.
Thanks for reading.
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|2:00 PM||Bibliophile's Wish List||Caedy|
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|TUES||5:00 PM||Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left||bigjacbigjacbigjac|
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|alternate Tuesdays||8:00 AM||All Things Bookstore||Dave in Northridge|
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|Fri||10:00 PM||Slightly Foxed -- But Still Desirable||shortfinals|
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|Sat||12:00 PM||You Can't Read That! Paul's Book Reviews||pwoodford|
|Sat||9:00 PM||Books So Bad They're Good||Ellid|