I can’t believe we’re going through this again. In January 2005, Time magazine featured on its cover a photo of a young man in a shirt and dress slacks sitting in a sandbox. The headline: “They Just Won’t Grow Up.” The article featured the research of one Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD, a developmental psychologist who […]Read More..
“Slowly but surely we are moving in the right direction. We’re on the right track.” ~ Barack Obama, Aug. 18, 2010 President Obama’s pollyanish comments coupled with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ outburst against “the professional left” reveal just how out of touch the Obama Administration is with the tens of millions of everyday Americans who […]Read More..
Food Forestry For All – Permaculture Activist By Peter Bane – August 2010 When Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier brought out Edible Forest Gardens in two volumes five years ago, I thought we had seen the last word on the subject for a decade if not a generation; at eight years in the writing and […]Read More..
A majority of Californians continue to voice their support for Prop. 19 — which would eliminate penalties for the private possession and use of marijuana by adults, and allow local governments to regulate retail cannabis production and sales. According to the most recent Survey USA poll (conducted August 9-11), 50 percent of likely voters in […]Read More..
By Anne Raver EARLY one morning a couple of weeks ago, I helped Joan Dye Gussow, 81, lug three bags of topsoil to the riverbank, before it became too hot and humid to work in her garden, which sweeps down from her house to the Hudson River. It was hard to get a grip on […]Read More..
I thought I was emotionally prepared to publish Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture this spring. For three years, I endured more insomnia than somnolence as I fretted over my choice of language and confronted myth after myth that bound Americans tightly to an unsustainable way of life. My husband Bob would duck […]Read More..
David Gumpert, author of The Raw Milk Revolution, blogs regularly over at The Complete Patient. In recent months he’s been following closely the uptick in raids on dairies selling raw milk. The strangeness of these raids is the aggressive quality they’ve taken. Imagine a peaceful, pastoral scene. Happy Jersey heifers grazing in a field, the […]Read More..
Not until I was well into writing my new book, Holy Shit: Managing Manure To Save Mankind, which is about how to manage manure for soil enrichment, did I realize that cats, dogs and horses are a very significant source of valuable fertilizer that we are mostly throwing away. Or, as our friends’ cat, Django, […]Read More..
Things keep getting curiouser and curiouser with the Well That Won’t Die. In his presser this morning, Adm. Allen announced that they are still trying to decide what to do about the relief well, the weak components on the old BOP, and how they’re going to approach the relief well, which is still just sitting […]Read More..
The Monkey Bible is a multimedia work of Eco-fiction from Mark Laxer. Weaving threads of science and philosophy through the story of a boy’s coming of age, the book seeks to build bridges between the ever-warring factions of evolution and creationism. It is the story of Emmanuel, a young Christian man who suddenly has reason […]Read More..