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  • deCleyre Cooperative Update

    Damn, I’m impressed. The folks over at the deCleyre Cooperative continue to kick some ass in the revival of the co-op. Things are looking good. For my little iddy biddy part I contributed remotely by refreshing the design of the blog Casey and I set up last year. Technorati Tags: Community, Cooperative Living, deCleyre Co-op, […]

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  • The Future of Agriculture

    If we are to have a future, if we are to survive, this is what it will look like. Folks in Memphis and other cities around the country have started community gardens and I’d bet that the trend will continue. In fact, it will become a part of everyday life. Our future will look like […]

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  • What If They Gave a War…?

    Tony Long at Wired News thinks we “desperately need a revolution”: 1968. It was the height of the Vietnam War, the year of My Lai and the Tet offensive. Student riots in Paris nearly brought down the French government. Soviet tanks put a premature end to Czechoslovakia’s Prague Spring. In the United States, the streets […]

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  • deCleyre Co-op being revived

    Glad to here my friends and former housemates in Memphis are breathing new life into deCleyre. For about a year it had been in a free fall. Thanks to some good folks stepping up to the challenge it looks like the co-op will not only survive but may be entering a time of real growth. […]

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  • Less Oil, More Wars

    Over at TomPaine.com Michael Klare discusses the arrival of energy-based wars. He provides a brief but insightful description of the historical context of cheap oil and it’s impact on U.S. development. He also delves into the effects of colonial development/imperialism on the oil rich regions of the world. A thought provoking introduction to just a […]

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  • A visit to the Missouri Botanical Gardens

    Just as I was telling myself I would slow the expansion of our garden I make the mistake of visiting the Missouri Botanical Gardens. If you are a gardener you can’t help but be inspired by such a magnificent place. We had a perfect day for the visit. Not only were we treated to many […]

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  • Climate Change Round Up… Getting Worse, Much Worse

    This is not good… really, not good. Nor is it a surprise. We’ll start with Reuters’ coverage of a new report, Global warming threatens extinctions: OSLO (Reuters) – Global warming will become a top cause of extinction from the tropical Andes to South Africa with thousands of species of plants and animals likely to be […]