Category Archives: 2016

Another adventure in forging relationships: the pallet delivery man

This morning I enjoyed another adventure similar to yesterday’s, at the post office with the mysterious box. Again, another “stranger” and I forged an authentic human relationship inside the money matrix where both these men act inside roles defined only by their functions. … Continue reading

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Best Definition of Permaculture ever! — A REVOLUTION DISGUISED AS ORGANIC GARDENING

— from the title to this piece about Bill Mollison, who, along with David Holmgren, co-founded what we now know as “permaculture.” Mollison passed away on September 24, 2016. The Conversation: A Revolution Disguised as Organic Gardening By the way, if … Continue reading

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LOCAL PHOTOS, Mid-September: Green Acres Gardens and Grounds

Note: For more on Green Acres Village and Urban Farm see www.  In order to finish up my planned power point presentation on the “Evolution of Green Acres Village” to the North American Permaculture Convergence in Hopland California on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Hunger Games? Or Permaculture.

I couldn’t help but feature the following two posts together, despite, or really, because of how wildly disparate their messages. The first features what happens in a “black swan event” when one tiny cog in an enormous mechanical system suddenly … Continue reading

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The Perils of Personal Pride, fed by compartmentalization, spin, and willing, if ignorant, accomplices

Last night I happened to catch a Netflix flick, “Holy Hell,” about a young, pretend guru who seduced a group of several hundred idealistic young people to follow him on his increasingly deluded trip over more than two decades. The filmmaker, Will … Continue reading

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LOCAL PHOTOS: Flash Mob Job — making a hugelkultur bed

We had to take a another dying old maple tree down in the Overhill front yard. So, given our success in creating a hugelkultur bed around the old stump of the first dying maple we took down years ago, we decided to do … Continue reading

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Annals of Western Drought Department: Difficult and Encouraging Impacts, 2016

Over the past decade or so I’ve become aware of the increasingly dry situation in the west, not just above ground, but below ground, with shrinking aquifers. I think about all the people who live there, and all who are still … Continue reading

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LOCAL, Green Acres: Second Weekly Community Dinner of Fall Semester

Despite near daily rain, we were able to converge on the patio last night for a wonderful meal and conversation with pot roast and a special guest: A woofer from France, named Lea. Weekly Community Dinner: Arielle in the lead, … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Protests, in context: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on the “original sin of this country”

And check update, below:   Update, same day: Activist Bill Chisholm just sent me this: Protestors converge on pipeline firm after Corps of Engineers proves Native Americans were correct Standing tall at Standing Rock. At last, do the enduring values … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Oakwood Center, Selma Indiana, late August

Puppy Shadow and I got on the road heading for Oakwood Center early Saturday morning, where we met with others for a weekend of visioning the future of the Oakwood. Takeaway, for me, was that no matter where we want to … Continue reading

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