Climate change. Pandemics. War. Collapse. We're no longer speaking of the future when we talk about long-term emergencies. I write about the hard stuff that's here and affecting our lives now. You won't find wishful thinking or senseless optimism here, but you won't find doomsday nihilism or a call to stockpile weapons. You'll find my stubborn, insistent belief that we can do hard things, because we have, and we can, and we need to. Our project is to accept where we are, and still find a good and abundant way of life, not just for ourselves, but for those who will come after us. We can do this. The first step is admitting the truth of where we are and what's happening to us.