Ecosystems, Eating, Essential Joy

From Roman times to the Renaissance, pepper used to be what rich people used to excess because only they could afford it. Baroque …

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The Luxury of the #ecohappy Life

Luxury has sometimes been described as having been democratized: No longer does an average person have no way of participating in …

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Pollinator Drones, Dysevolution, and Paths of Positive Doing

It all seems so logical. The number of honey bees is declining, and we don’t quite know the (single?) reason. But, we need t…

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Facing Reality, Coming Home

We want to live with a  feeling of being at home, knowing our places and ways. A big part of cultural and national mythologies rev…

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Fitting Resolutions, Living Synergies

Life goes one of two ways: On, and circling the drain. Or on, and remaining active and truly alive. The first, worse, is easy and …

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Returning Forward

Get into “environmental(ist)” vs. economic debates enough, there’s always the point where the “greens&#822…

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The Revolution Will Not Be Thought

Once again, thanks to Russell Brand this time, a revolution is what’s being talked about. Once again, one person gets the sp…

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Appropriate Living In The Anthropocene

It’s a new day and age, long in the coming: Our impacts have reached levels where it makes sense to speak of a new geologic …

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Running on a Platform of Reality

From political campaigns to corporate planning, from economic policies to individual dreams of a better life – it will all o…

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Simple Answers and Adequate Maps

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken What do you nee…

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Aspirations and Better Ways

Living a middle class lifestyle, would you just want to give it up? Living in poverty, wouldn’t you be enticed by the images…

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Lack and the Cultivation of Better

In agriculture, we hear of the fight against natural constraints, for the higher yields necessary to feed the world. In economics in general, talk is of the struggle to gain the highest profits with the scarce resources available. Even in our own lives and for our own happiness, lack is supposed to limit it all: […]

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