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Redesigning Cities For The 22nd Century

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    In 2007, for the first time in the history of the world, the numbers of people living in cities began to exceed those living in the countryside. As we live longer, we reduce birth rate. Most people move beyond child-bearing years and the median age of the population will increase substantially as well. […]

Socially Recapitalizing and Rebuilding Community

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  Periods of prosperity in the life of a nation, or more generally any society, undermine community by reducing the need we have for one another. People do fewer favors for one another as there tends to be enough money for everyone to act independently. In America, as is the case elsewhere, new job creation […]

Easy to Gain and Hard to Lose

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Let’s just say you’re approaching 50 and you don’t like the direction you’re going. You’re overweight and occasionally short of breath, especially when you’re pressed and have to get somewhere quickly. One day you’re late for a meeting at which you are supposed to be the key player. You get there almost on time, but […]

Start Early to Stay Healthy After 70

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My doctor is about 40 pounds overweight. His blood pressure is usually high, his breathing sometimes labored, and he likely has elevated cholesterol and other blood products that will cause him cardiovascular difficulties down the line. He is clearly on a disastrous course. When I try to talk to him, I’m interrupted constantly. He’s just […]

Reports Of The Death of Art Are Highly Exaggerated

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The idea that art has declined as a result of the horrors of the 2oth century would likely find much support. Notwithstanding that notion, art made a sequence of major but rational transformations through Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism  and Art Informel. Two world wars, genocide and countless millions dead within the space of only the […]

Squash–Too Much Of A Good Thing

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Squash–Too Much Of A Good Thing   There are many varieties of squash, but whatever you plant it’s important to consider planting only a few varieties and then only sparingly. Unhappily, it’s just too easy to wind up with too much for the family to eat, freeze, can or even give away. My favorites are acorn, […]

Saturday Morning Chili And Poached Egg While You Wait

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Saturday Morning Chili And Poached Egg While You Wait I’ve been making chili quite a few ways for years, but one strategy which is quite simple and valuable for a Saturday morning, when you get up late and your feeling a little lazy, is one I’ll describe here. First, get a decent size sauce pan and […]

Planting on Uncultivated Soil

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Planting seeds on uncultivated soil is initially a substantial challenge. This is a big first step in the transition to natural farming. In throwing seed onto bear ground we often lose a battle against birds and other pests that eat the seeds. Uncut straw thrown onto the ground in every which way in the spring […]