Monthly Archives: November 2012

gps and more…

350’s new campaign is called ‘global power shift”–gps for short. the deadline is nearby. == TED TALK: Pam Warhurst of the town of todmorden in england–‘How we can eat our landscapes‘ == have you seen ‘Genetic Roulette‘? == another omnibus … Continue reading

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the connected planet

my mother, before she died, quilted ocean, land, air, mountain, sun, tree, and animal scenes on a blanket that hangs in our livingroom. hanging in our kitchen is a poster of the connected planet. how connected? like a baby tied … Continue reading

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the white stuff!

wrote this a few days ago, but i forgot about it; oh well, better late than never…. publish! it snowed. the world is clean again. we used to have jubilee years when we forgave debts and wiped the slate clean. … Continue reading

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emotions are faster than thoughts

on this long, strange journey i’ve learned that emotions are faster than thoughts. in fact, emotions not only are faster, but they come first. it’s like me racing against carl lewis, and letting him start twenty metres and two seconds … Continue reading

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on throwing things

why poverty? series host ian brown warned us to put throwables beyond reach for, in solar mamas, we were about to encounter a lazy and infuriating husband who did nothing, even hindered, his wife while she did everything: cooking, cleaning, … Continue reading

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Review: Your Brothers’ Keepers

‘Your Brothers’ Keepers’ is a video that is available online. It is part of TVO’s international poverty series, Why Poverty? Paikin interviews three anti-poverty activists: Laura Cattari, Arthur Gallant, and Vac Verikaitis. But first, we are advised to view the … Continue reading

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solar mamas

tonight (2012-11-28) on tvo at 9pm, the doc solar mamas asks, ‘Are women better at getting out of poverty than men?’….’The Barefoot College takes uneducated middle-aged women from poor communities and trains them to become solar engineers in order to … Continue reading

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‘efficiency’

‘The value of efficiency, power, money and pleasure have become all-important in our world today. They tend to eliminate the values of compassion, humility and presence to the powerless. The mass media nourish and encourage this vision rooted in force, … Continue reading

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foer’s reasons

‘this story didn’t begin as a book. i simply wanted to know … what meat is. i wanted to know as concretely as possible. where does it come from? how is it produced? how are animals treated, and to what … Continue reading

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midland trees

midland trees

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