Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Reimagine Money

"Money is a form of energy that connects human beings in relationships of service. To the extent that can be realized, how one uses one's money becomes a spiritual practice."

~ Don Shaffer, RSF Social Finance

RSF Social Finance (RSF) is a pioneering non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. In partnership with a community of investors and donors, RSF provides capital to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises addressing key issues in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012


It is what we nourish that grows.
~ Ronke Alao

Still Silent

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Both Candidates Suck

From Brad Johnson at Climate Silence:

It’s official. In their final debate last night, President Obama and Governor Romney were again silent about climate change.

2012 has already set several alarming climate records: the highest levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (400 ppm in the Northern hemisphere), the largest federal disaster area ever declared (the Midwestern drought), the hottest 12 month period ever recorded in the US, and a new historic low for Arctic sea ice. Now it will also go down as the first time since 1984 that climate change was ignored in the presidential debate cycle.

We’ve been looking for the right words to explain what we are feeling and where we go from here, and then we watched a report by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Saturday that said it better than we ever could:

And so we have this asymmetry of passion: on one side of the ledger a concentrated set of interests and voters who care, in a near life and death way, about the continued exploitation of dirty energy, and on the other side, a public with a weak, nonchalant preference for us to “do something” about that whole climate change thing. Barack Obama isn’t going to rectify this imbalance. The only way to get a sane climate debate in our national conversation is to create a cadre of activists and citizens and voters who will balance the ledger, who care as passionately about saving the planet from ruin as those on the other side do about their industry, because they see and understand just as viscerally as the other side, that, yes, this really is a life or death issue not for one industry or one region of one state but for the planet, and every single person we love who lives on it.


If you want freedom, begin with the realization that you don't have any.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Supersonic Skydive

This is awesome. Congratulations, Felix.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside.

~ Marilyn Ferguson

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Are You The One?

For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, 
there is one hacking at the root. 

~ Thoreau

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Farm

Did you ever consider how ridiculous it would be to try to cram on a farm -- to forget to plant in the spring, play all summer and then cram in the fall to bring in the harvest? The farm is a natural system. The price must be paid and the process followed. You always reap what we sow; there is no shortcut.

~ Stephen R. Covey

Want Better Health Care?

Then please, stop eating crap.

Anti-Cancer Grocery List

Mushrooms: shiitake, maitake, reishi, Agaricus blazei Murill, and Coriolus Versicolor
Seaweed and other sea vegetables
Sweet potatoes

Chili peppers
Oranges and lemons



Red wine
Soy products
Green tea and black tea

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Go to the wilderness. Have your own revelations.

~ Susan Cain

Monday, October 8, 2012


Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. 

 ~ Niels Bohr

Sunday, October 7, 2012


The self must know stillness
 before it can discover its true song.

~ Ralph Blum

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Gypsy Blood

There is something in October
 sets the gypsy blood astir,
we must rise and follow her;
When from every hill of flame,
She calls and calls
 each vagabond by name.

~ William Bliss Carman

Monday, October 1, 2012

If I Persevere

If I persevere, the likelihood is that I will succeed more often than I fail. If I don't, the likelihood is that I will fail more often than I succeed. Either way, my view of myself will be reinforced.
~ Nathaniel Branden