The E.F. Schumacher Society, centered in Great Barrington, Mass., has joined up with others in its area to launch a local currency in the Berkshire Mountains region of western Massachusetts. Here’s the announcement I got. If our common interest is to create more sustainable communities, then part of that effort will be to build more […]Read More..
Our classic book is fiction, the kind of fiction that tells truth in its own way. Now nature newsblog reports that it was telling truth in another, now-scientifically established way, all along. Not really a surprise, but still, it’s nice to get the nod. “Which truth?” you ask. Satellite observations suggest vegetation encourages rainfall in […]Read More..
Keep the Great Writ alive For eight centuries, habeas corpus has shielded people from detention without trial. The Senate “compromise” denies this right — and threatens the rule of law. By Michael Ratner, with Sara Miles Sep. 26, 2006 | For nearly five years, I’ve been fighting attempts by the Bush administration to sweep away […]Read More..
Well, okay, maybe that’s overstating it a little. But she did tell me on the phone a couple days ago that, having heard my spiel, she’s been experimenting lately with driving more slowly on the highway, which is where she does most of her driving. Previously she was going along with the high-speed flow, generally […]Read More..
We think that Maggie Hess rocks. I know I said earlier today that Jen Sorensen rocks–and she does–but I had no idea at that time that the “rock” lingo was going to be so much in need. It’s getting hackneyed, but what can I do? When someone rocks, you gotta say so. And Maggie Hess […]Read More..