Monthly Archives: August 2011

Very Inspiring Permaculture Farm in Australia

When most people decide to leave their city lives and become an organic farmer, seemingly from scratch, they focus solely on the farming and how to make ends meet. Here is an enterprising couple in Australia, Nick Ritar and Kirsten … Continue reading

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Nordic Cuisine = Healthy, Fresh, Local, Foraged, and Pickled Even!

The Seattle Times published a piece yesterday (8/24/11) on Nordic cuisine. It is really fascinating and points out the growing trend in restaurants to find healthy, raw, local foods for high cuisine. An excerpt: “It is sometimes called “new Nordic,” … Continue reading

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The Follies of “Sustainable Development” – a Brilliant Cartoon and some Thoughts I discovered this on Facebook this morning. It is very brilliant. And speaks to so many of my passions – indigenous people’s rights, quality of life and sustainability, native wisdom and sustainability, and the blind arrogant interests of western … Continue reading

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To Live Content… quote – William Henry Channing

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study … Continue reading

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Best Way to Write a Book – Clean the Refrigerator

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. – W. Somerset Maugham If you remove “novel” and insert “non-fiction book”, there you have me. I’m searching for those three rules. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Fracking – A Quiet Insidious Environmental Catastrophe That Needs Permanent Halting

[posted first on Facebook — more links added here] I have just returned from the Fracking film, “Gasland” that was shown tonight at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Fracking is a very disastrous approach to drilling for natural gas whereby … Continue reading

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A Virtual Sandbox to Play In

A friend on Facebook just posted this earlier today and I love it. It’s a virtual sandbox where you can play with colors and designs and then post your final work (or erase it and start over) on their website. … Continue reading

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