I left the following comment on The Way Out at Kunstler's blog yesterday.
I'm showing "The End of Suburbia" to my students again this week. Other than the stats on natural gas, which have improved from the perspective of business as usual because of fracking, the movie has held up pretty well over the past decade since it came out. Your essay drives home an updated version of the message at the end of the movie; the future will be local, not global. As for how my students will react, in addition to making some pithy observations that I will share with you and your readers next week, I'm sure they'll search for answers on the Internet. Here's to hoping they find my Guide to entries that contain answers to 'The End of Suburbia'; it will make things easier for them.That I'm showing End of Suburbia convinced me to change the subject of my next retrospective to entries that got the most comments and likes this year, regardless of page views. One of those just happens to be Guide to entries that contain answers to 'The End of Suburbia', which was posted on November 17, 2013, but earned all of its eight comments during November and December of 2014, thanks to Nebris and I going back and forth. Consequently, it gets an honorable mention as well as pride of place so that this entry better serves my students.
The entry has also continued to earn page views. As of this time last year, it had 321 page views as documented in Student worksheets for the second and third year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News. By March 20th of this year, it had moved up to 836 page views. Linking to it at Kunstler's blog added 78 more in 12 hours. I'm sure my students will add even more this week as they search for answers.
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