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On Flimsy Ladders, or Flimsy Ain’t Nothing. Flimsy is All.

We float above living Earth in a life supplied by fossilised life.

Five Things Americans Don’t Understand about Politics

At the height of America’s most bizarre presidential election campaign in decades, a careening spectacle largely due to the nutcase ramblings of an epic uber-narcissist, a contemporary, real-world He Who Can’t Be Named, I’ve come to realize just how little the American people understand about …

Protect the Earth. Live Simply... Our Future Depends On It.

In November and December of 2015, I visited a couple of places in India that inspired some questions and thoughts about what is involved in protecting the earth.

Building Communities through Gardening

In a city of concrete that seems to extend forever, where every vacant lot looks destined for development, a patch of green is a welcome sight.

Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex

In 2010, Burton and a core group of organizers officially launched Red, Bike, and Green. “It’s bigger than bikes” is one of the group’s slogans.

Homeownership is Dead! Long Live the Permanent Real Estate Cooperative!

Imagine that a group of people works hard to fill their neighborhood with urban farms, bike lanes, parks, murals, community services, and education programs. Next, imagine that those same people are forced to move away. Ouch, that bites.

Community Resilience = Emergency Preparedness

Resilience is preparedness, and before disaster strikes, we would do well to invest more in the organic movement to build local resilience...

School Days in 2040: Rima's Day at École Gardiens de la Foret

What might education look like in 2040 if it were to be truly Earth-centric?

Fantasies of “Socialism with an iPad”?: Inventing the Future by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams: Review

Sometimes you read a book that helps to crystalize your thinking, not because you agree with it, but because you don’t.

South of the River Revisited: Thoughts on Rural Resilience

But what I and my neighbors do share is a respect for the land, work, and community and the pleasure that comes from doing for yourself.<

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