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    Welcome, 2021

    New year, fresh start. Building out of the nightmare pit. So much wreckage, so much broken down around us. So much potential for rebuilding. Rebuilding in the image of all that we yearn to see … climate action, climate justice.…

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    Gardening on Crutches

    If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already heard that Summer 2019 is the year of gardening on crutches. In early June, I fell and fractured 3 bones in my ankle (if you’re gonna do it, do it…

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    Climate Rally – Feb 3

    Help protect our beaches and our climate: So Cal 350 Climate Action is organizing a rally at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday Feb 3. The rally is to stop offshore drilling. When: Saturday, 3 February 2018 10AM to 12Noon…

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    The Backstory of Whatever Comes Next

    Why would someone sit down and write a novel? In the case of my new novel, Whatever Comes Next, my answer is: because the message just needed to come out right now. And here’s how it happened …

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    Lietaer’s Shadow Side

    The shadow side of the Great Mother archetype Bernard Lietaer, in a brilliant 1997 article, describes the repression of the Great Mother archetype: “The Great Mother archetype was very important in the Western world from the dawn of prehistory throughout…

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    What might it look like?

    What it won’t be If we wait for the governments, it’ll be too little, too lateIf we act as individuals, it’ll be too littleBut if we act as communities, it might just be enough,just in time.– Transition movement, Cheerful Disclaimer…

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    Hartmann’s Older Culture view

    Thom Hartmann, in The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, gives us an idea of the magnitude of change that will be required. He reminds us of the Older Culture view, the tribal culture, of which Native Americans are an example.…

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    Beyond Emergency Care

    Once our “trauma center” is up and running, we can turn to Holmgren’s Permaculture Principles: “Observe and interact.” We must learn how to observe, and what to observe. We must retrain our powers of observation for the new economy —…