Tag Archives: optimism

Global Village Construction Set

It’s possible to plant 50 trees in one afternoon. To press 5,000 bricks from the dirt beneath your feet in one day. To build an affordable tractor in six days. Continue reading

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Perfect Winter Day

Snow-adorned farm. I appreciate the invigorating effect of cold and winter’s quiet beauty. Continue reading

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Imagine An Energy Fingerprint

Imagine what we leave behind is a fingerprint of energy. Continue reading

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Who Should Be Called A “Farmer?”

Are backyard chicken raisers, urban farmers, or homesteaders really “farmers?” Continue reading

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Anticipating Ever Greater Peace

We are looking forward to a peaceful year in 2009 and beyond. Why? There are excellent reasons everywhere we look. In part it has to do with amplifying the good rather than spending so much energy on the negative. A … Continue reading

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Seeing The Higher Good

These are challenging times. Yet struggle can help us break through limitations, identify our core values, and find ourselves more aligned with our true purpose. The limiting structures around us are breaking down as well. We see this as inflexible … Continue reading

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