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An urban ecosystem If you’ve ever tried to grow anything in your garden you’ve probably had your share of unrealized visions. In your rookie year perhaps the tomatoes never turned red or the ...
by citisven
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 04:27 PM PDT with 76 Recommends
I'm seeing something I like around the Intertubes today: normalcy. FB friends are posting cute cat pix. Bands are plugging their gigs. Daily Kos diarists are excoriating the president for betraying ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 10:11 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
MsWings, one of our former I Got the News Today (IGTNT) diarists for several years, is in trouble and has given me permission to write and ask for help. Many of you may know that MsWings had heart ...
by MsSpentyouth
Comment Count 46 comments on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 11:38 AM PDT with 46 Recommends
Independence is a big and important word in American history and culture. A noble concept in and of itself, it reaches far and deep into the country's mythology and its people's collective psyche. ...
by citisven
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Independence is a big and important word in this country. A noble ...
by citisven
Comment Count 65 comments on Wed Sep 22, 2010 at 05:00 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
As a therapist, I have spent many years trying to help people make meaning from painful experiences, and to make sense of senseless behavior. I've seen cases involving everything from child rape to ...
by Benintn
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
As I've been doing daily for more than three years, this morning I was collecting news items documenting the ongoing environmental collapse (and adding punchlines) for ...
by mwmwm
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 08:30 AM PST with 25 Recommends
On June 26, at the Cambridge, MA YWCA Emergency Family Shelter, about 30 people from Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) Reduced the leakiness of the ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 08:32 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
On Monday January 30th, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a public meeting at Suffolk University, halfway between the State House and City Hall, to change the Boston zoning laws to allow ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 06:26 PM PST with 20 Recommends
Last night I went to an initial Transition Towns meeting in a nearby town of 10,000. Transition Towns is a loosely organized movement to help local ...
by mwmwm
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Mar 26, 2010 at 08:36 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Boosting resilience should be a top priority == Restoring our military reserves should be only the beginning. If we are serious about preparing for dangerous times, more ...
by David Brin
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2008 at 02:27 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Quoted paragraphs offer a glimpse into the content and viewpoint of each article; they are not summaries - use the links to read more fully. For an introduction and start in the free use of Medscape ,
by mettle fatigue
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 11:33 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
In June, I attended a meeting at Cambridge City Hall about urban agriculture with some of the City Councillors. Boston has been publicly debating zoning and regulation for urban farming, commercial ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 06:18 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
John Robb is a strategist and theorist of modern warfare. His book, _Brave New War_, is the best introduction I know of to small group warfare, the way technology has enabled ad hoc groups like Al ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 10:15 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Stan Rogers' Northwest Passage -- an achingly beautiful song about striving and glory and loss -- is nearly anthemic to Canadians. If you're American, you may have heard it as well. If you ...
by mwmwm
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun May 09, 2010 at 08:18 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
A Need For Response For those familiar with my recent writing (which is probably approximately none of you reading this, admittedly) it's ...
by aimlessmind
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference http://www.slu.edu/sustainability/sustainable-disaster-recovery-conference The Center for Sustainability, Greensburg GreenTown, and GreenTown Joplin are ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 09:27 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
A few Cambridge residents are talking about how Cambridge, MA (pop 100,000) could become more self-sufficient in food, following the example of Todmorden (pop 15,000) (http://www.incredible-edible-...
by gmoke
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 08:11 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Djalal ad-Din Rumi As I have mentioned before my little small, urban town has been hit hard by the ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun May 24, 2009 at 08:50 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Picture two boys growing up in the same neighborhood. Both are 10. Both live in middle-class neighborhoods. Both are in-telligent. Both witnessed their fathers beating their mothers. Their fathers ...
by JaneGilgun
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 10:47 AM PST with 7 Recommends