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Ho ho ho! It’s that time of year again. Here’s JHK’s holiday classic: A Christmas Orphan.

11-year-old Jeff Greenaway hears his mom and dad argue one night after an office Christmas party. He infers from their garbled squabble that he is an orphan, found in a willow basket on the welcome mat outside their New York apartment. Thinking now that his parents are imposters, he steals away to Grand Central Station and buys a train ticket to Drakesville, Vermont, where he intends to start life all over again.
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Clusterfuck Nation – Blog > Racism-O-Rama

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page The New York Times worked itself into a fugue state this morning of the MLK holiday with a front-page orgy of reproving headlines: “[Charles] Blow: Trump is a Racist, Period;” “Donald Trump’s Racism, the Definitive List;” “’I’m Not a more »

January 15, 2018 9:56 am

NEW ESSAY: Beyond Cynicism: America Fumbles Towards Kafka’s Castle

JHK has a new essay in the Dec issue of American Conservative magazine:

“Can a people recover from an excursion into unreality? The USA’s sojourn into an alternative universe of the mind accelerated sharply after Wall Street nearly detonated the global financial system in 2008. That debacle was only one manifestation of an array of accumulating threats to the postmodern order, which include the burdens of empire, onerous debt, population overshoot, fracturing globalism, worries about energy, disruptive technologies, ecological havoc, and the specter of climate change.”

Read the essay online here.


NEW: An Interview With James Howard Kunstler

The American Conservative magazine interviews JHK on strip malls, environmentalism, and Christianity. Read the essay online here.


Podcast > KunstlerCast 298 — Solar and Wind in Vermont with David Blittersdorf of All Earth Renewables

Support this podcast by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page   David Blittersdorf’s passion for renewable energy and earth-friendly technology started early. He built his first wind turbine at age 14 to light up the small shack where he boiled sap into maple syrup. After he got his driver’s license in 1973, the year of the OPEC oil embargo, he more »

January 4, 2018 2:52 pm

New Paintings by JHK 2016 – 2017


Other Stuff > Guest Post — The Rise of the Dream-State: Trans Agendas, Gender Confusion, Identity & Desire (Three Parts) — by Jasun Horsley

A trenchant, brave, and important essay by Auticulture blogger, Jasun Horsley on the cultural mystifications of the popular transgender meme, and its role in the pernicious identity politics of our time. Click link below for Part 1 in full (Parts 2 and 3 to follow): The Rise of the Dream-State: Trans Agendas, Gender Confusion, Identity more »

June 15, 2017 11:04 am

Movie Reviews, Other Stuff > Kunstler’s Capsule Movie Reviews

It has been the main art form of our time, though its boundaries are eroding and it’s running into similar distribution problems as music and literature… so it’s hard to say how much longer the movies will be with us in the format we recognize. — JHK Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (Dir: Martin McDonagh, with more »

January 5, 2017 9:47 am

Articles, Other Stuff > Edward Snowden — A Brave Young Man and a Heroic American

Interview with Edward Snowden by Steven Erlanger Q. There’s a campaign for President Obama to pardon you before he leaves office. For many people, you’re a whistle-blowing hero, and for many other people you’re a traitor who broke your oath and betrayed your country. Having knowingly broken the law and fled the jurisdiction of the more »

December 7, 2016 3:05 pm

My Garden > The Garden 2015 – 2016

I kind of let the garden report slide for a couple of years. Apologies. Below is where things stood on Christmas Eve 2015. As you can see, I began the project of converting the grass paths to wood chips as winter began. I made one conscious blunder: I lay down high-quality landscape cloth directly over more »

November 11, 2016 10:32 am

My Garden > The Garden, Third Year, 2014

   Click here if you want to start back in 2012 for the very beginning of the project The chickens were the focus of the 2014 project. The basic box was up at the end of 2013. It needed to be trimmed out and painted. Work is underway late April. Black locust fenceposts went in after the more »

March 8, 2015 3:30 pm

My Garden > The Garden, Second Year, 2013

   Click here if you want to start back in 2012 for the very beginning of the project.  The garden had a nice winter sleep and then I got cracking again in the spring of 2013. Here’s a shot of the potager in front of the house in July of 2013:  The first thing I more »

December 7, 2013 4:45 pm

My Town > A Winter Tour of the Hidden Corners of a Little Town in Upstate NY

I moved here in November and have been exploring it through this weird, snowless winter of 2012.   Greenwich After the Civil War. Before the war its name was Union, NY,and before that it was called Whipple Cityafter its founder, Job Whipple.After the Civil War, the name Union was deemed politically incorrect for a nationwishing to more »

May 15, 2013 2:47 pm