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Downspout Disconnection – What’s the Point?

By Dr. Dianne Saxe and Jackie Campbell A dinner guest recently grumbled about municipal requirements that he disconnect his downspouts. Why are they making us do such a stupid thing,... 



The Occupy Movement

It all started with an email. On July 13, 2011 Adbusters magazine sent out a call to its 90,000-strong list proclaiming a Twitter hashtag, #OccupyWallStreet, and a date, September... 



Iconoclast – Why We Need The Humanities

Privatize the press and education system, disenfranchise the working class, corrupt the legislative process, and debase electoral politics, and society will plunge itself into a moral... 



The Tiny House Movement

This is a compilation from two blogs by: Alex of www.tiny-house-living.com and Gregory Johnson of www.resourcesforlife.com/small-house-society Tumbleweed home, Jay Schafer     ... 



Obsolescence

I have purchased several antique items over the last few years and as I use and admire these items I can’t help but wonder: is anything being built nowadays with planned endurance?... 



An Act of Spirituality

  In our complex world, it is easy to divide “reality” into separate components, thus fail to see the interconnections between them all.   What is most exciting for me... 



The Safety of Our Food

The world is a dangerous place. And the list of dangers includes our food supply.   If a government agency with a mandate to protect us from food-borne pathogens tells us a food is... 



Is There Life Without a Car?

I’m “weird,” and proud of it.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not weird in the way many people use that word: I am socially capable, generally interesting to talk with, sometimes... 



Voluntary Simplicity

Voluntary Simplicity (Part 2) – A Transition from Consumption A life of simplicity means different things to each of us. For me, it means second-hand clothes and only cleaning... 



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