Man and boy
I know that I am not exactly the same as every other duck in the pond, and I know that the charge I get, personally, from volunteering might occur as a drag for someone else. No harm in that on... read more
Word Environment Day Image
Now that summer has unofficially kicked off with Memorial Day, there's another red-letter day to heed before we get to the Fourth of July. The warm weather canon of holidays now includes ... read more
Tree in the Desert
Crafty travel marketers try to stay a step ahead of the curve and predict what is the next big thing–that’s their job but it can make some of the rest of us cynical. I must say, I am heartened... read more
Panda Bear laying on trees
It has taken years of lobbying from the international community, but news from Beijing this week, reported by Asia Today, is that a law has been enacted banning the hunting and trading of 420... read more
Flock of ducks comming out of water
Leadership Lesson: "We are told that we all need to be leaders, but that would be really ineffective. The best way to make a movement, if you really care, is to courageously follow..." Derek... read more
Field of Green Crops
Like a good ol’ fashioned barn raising, a Crop Mob is a community of workers coming together for the benefit of one. Primarily young, landless, wannabe farmers come together at a farm that needs... read more
Simon at his talk
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright... read more
Wendell Berry
Writer and Farmer Wendell Berry on Hope, Direct Action, and the "Resettling" of the American Countryside Wendell Berry on His Hopes for Humanity from on Vimeo. Wendell Berry, a... read more
If you want to see change in your community don't wait for someone else to make it happen. This woman didn't. She mustard up the courage, took it in her own hands and did something about it. Whether... read more