The addict’s guide to 1938… or how to escape from oil

transitionPublished in the Courier Mail Tuesday, 8 September 2009 by Graham Readfearn

THE year 1938 should have a significant place in the lives of two of the world’s largest groups of addicts – two collectives which whether we like it or not, we’re more than likely a fully signed-up member to at least one of them.

1938 is the year when the founders of the Alcoholics Anonymous movement first established their very godly 12 steps to unravelling lives from the demon drink. That same year – within just a few weeks of a key meeting in the life the AA movement – US geologists struck oil in Saudi Arabia, a country which more than any other has fed the world’s addiction to cheap fuel. While one group work on a cure, another finds a wholly more substantial and pervasive substance to get addicted to. More

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2 Responses to The addict’s guide to 1938… or how to escape from oil

  1. Emma says:

    Fantastic Stuart – loved your comments in the article. Better start telling your neighbours about the block yard farming idea – it’s starting to catch on fast! I’ll put a call out to your fellow westies on the Transition Ning site and see what connections you can make. All the best!

  2. Well done Emma, Rolf and the rest of the TT crew. I’m still a bit worried about Rob Pekin knocking down my back fence to plant a row of cabbages, but eventually I will get of my backside to help get something started out here in Ipswich. Let me know if there are any TT inclined westies. Maybe we can eventually rename the “growth” corridor as the “transition” corridor.


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