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Being Fed By The Forest

November 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments · health & well being, lifestyle, nature, work

Blythe traipsed in late yesterday afternoon to our writing group’s opening session here at Opal Creek, living up to her name, towing with her a forest treasure that startled me into a double take. I’d never seen a cauliflower mushroom before. It was huger than a Halloween pumpkin but formed of air and a fawn-colored, [...]

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Responses To: How Does Change Happen?

November 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment · lifestyle, politics, simplicity, sustainability

My post on How Does Change Happen? appeared to strike a chord.

Juliet Wilson, the Scottish blogger of Crafty Green Poet, wrote in response:
“There’s a circularity to it in some senses. Politicians feel they don’t want to make laws that will be unpopular but a lot of people won’t take their own actions if they don’t [...]

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How Does Change Happen?

November 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · community, global warming and climate change, lifestyle, sustainability

I’m currently in a training here in Portland, Oregon, on how to help people do the cool things many would like to do, but have trouble doing, i.e. carpooling, composting and cutting their energy bills. It’s delightfully practical and grounded in real life,  and it’s led by expert Doug McKenzie-Mohr — check out his top-notch [...]

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About Furloughs And Household Finances

October 25th, 2009 · No Comments · community, lifestyle, money, work

Would you like a day off from work? Say, a Friday all to yourself, in which to do anything you’d like? The only catch is that you’re not paid for your day off.  As an employee of the state of Oregon, I had my first furlough day last week. Like most of my coworkers, I [...]

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Java-Worship and Chicken-Play

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments · food & drink, lifestyle, simplicity, sustainability

After writing in serious veins lately about beauty and battles, the most important number in the world, and our wrong-headed war in Afghanistan, I”m just breathing today. Enjoying simple pleasures, like a cup of excellent coffee (direct trade gets even better wages to the coffee farmers than fair trade, I understand). Portland Oregon, where I [...]

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