Off Topic: Why Your Teenager Can't Use A Hammer →
The chances are good that you know someone young or that you are young. Give them tools or make certain that tools are around and that they have a chance to utilize them. Let them take things apart. Let them fix things. Help them to recognize that “technology” didn’t start with transistors and printed circuit boards, but with levers and sleds. Don’t panic when you hear the...
Neither Dismal nor Dumb
The unfolding disaster in the Horn of Africa will not solve itself, and four factors make the situation potentially explosive. First, long-term human-induced climate change seems to be bringing more droughts and climate instability….Second, fertility rates and population growth in the Horn of Africa continue to be extremely high, even as children perish in the famine. … Third, the region is...
Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to...– Craig Claiborn (via allthingsfood)
10 Reasons to Escape Excessive Consumerism
fenikkusu: This is a guest post by Joshua Becker at becoming minimalist. It hits perfectly to the point about consumerism. Minimalists are still consumers but we cut out the excessive and put in the necessary. I am trying to live a minimalist life. But that doesn’t mean I still don’t own stuff. My family of four still owns three beds, three dressers, two couches, one table with chairs, one...
Washington State to Celebrate Its Farmers Markets →
Washington’s Governor Christine Gregoire (and my boss’s, boss’s, boss’s, boss) has proclaimed next week, August 7 through the 13, as Washington Farmers Market Week - an occasion best celebrated by shopping at your local market and cooking up your treasures sharing them with friends on a summer’s eve. At least that is what we’ll do in the U.S. Pacific Northwest....