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Kalliope

 
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.  

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I intend to write a book,
in small pieces,
and post those pieces
here,
at the mighty Daily Kos.

I've read a little
about e-publishing,
and selling online copies
for $4 dollars or so
per copy.

I understand,
and that sounds like a nice little hobby.

However.

Our civilization as a whole,
and America in particular,
is in for a terrible disaster.

I'm truly,
truly,
not worried about
$4 here,
or
$4 there.

I simply want to sound the alarm.

Did Karl Marx
try to make lots of money,
selling copies of
The Communist Manifesto?

Did he?

Anyway.

The title of my book is:

Famine in America by 2050
(The Post-Peak Oil
American Apocalypse)

My chapters might be:

1. Overview  
2. Surviviors' stories
3. The cause
4. The cure that's too late
5. The mad scramble during transition
6. The gradual acceptance of the inevitable
7. Summary
8. Revisit of the survivors,
after America is stable,
as the epilogue.

This could be the epilogue:

Henry looked out,
across his family's fields,
and their herd of goats,
fat and feisty,
their chickens and ducks,
and their lush, green fields,
and he knew:

There is no ideal,
but his family was living
a certain kind
of reasonably comfortable,
almost opulent,
but,
most of all,
a stable lifestyle,
a way of life that could be passed down
to the next generation,
with near certain confidence
that for hundreds of years,
likely,
for a thousand years,
his descendants could keep on doing things
in a similar way,
generation after generation,
century after century,
and they would not have some disaster,
some rude awakening,
to destroy their lives,
to destroy all hope.

He knew.

Thanks for reading.

Thanks for reading.

Readers & Book Lovers Series Schedule






DAY TIME (EST/EDT) Series Name Editor(s)
SUN 6:00 PM Young Reader's Pavilion The Book Bear
Sun 2:00 PM What's on Your E-Reader? Caedy
Sun 9:30 PM SciFi/Fantasy Book Club quarkstomper
Bi-Monthly Sun Midnight Reading Ramblings don mikulecky
MON
alternate Mondays
2:00 PM Political Books Susan from 29
Mon 8:00 PM Monday Murder Mystery michelewln, Susan from 29
Mon 11:00 PM My Favorite Books/Authors edrie, MichiganChet
TUES 5:00 PM Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left bigjacbigjacbigjac
alternate Tuesdays 8:00 AM LGBT Literature Texdude50, Dave in Northridge
alternate Tuesdays 8:00 AM All Things Bookstore Dave in Northridge
Tue 8:00 PM Contemporary Fiction Views bookgirl
WED 7:30 AM WAYR? plf515
Wed 2:00 PM e-books Susan from 29
Wed 8:00 PM Bookflurries Bookchat cfk
THU 8:00 PM Write On! SensibleShoes
Thu (first each month) 11:00 AM Monthly Bookpost AdmiralNaismith
alternate Thursdays 11:00 PM Audiobooks Club SoCaliana
FRI 8:00 AM Books That Changed My Life Diana in NoVa
Fri 8:00 PM Books Go Boom! Brecht; first one each month by ArkDem14
Fri 10:00 PM Slightly Foxed -- but Still Desirable shortfinals
SAT (fourth each month) 11:00 AM Windy City Bookworm Chitown Kev
Sat 11:00 AM You Can't Read That! Paul's Book Reviews pwoodford
Sat 9:00 PM Books So Bad They're Good Ellid

Thanks for reading.

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