Friday, February 22, 2019

Healing Comes ~ Christopher Bamford

"When we are at home in the garden, tending and nurturing all its plants, animals and minerals, living with them through all the seasons and days, then healing comes upon us like a gift and makes us whole."

~ Christopher Bamford



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Artwork From Mary Summer

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Smallest Quantity ~ Bill McKibben

“Lincoln said that cultivating even ‘the smallest quantity’ of ground bred freedom and independence. ‘Ere long the most valuable of all arts, will be the art of deriving a comfortable subsistence from the smallest area of soil. No community whose every member possesses this art, can ever be the victim of oppression of any of its forms. Such community will be alike independent of crowned-kings, money-kings, and land-kings.” 

Bill McKibben




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Artwork from John Augustus Walker
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Monday, February 18, 2019

Our Planet ~ E.F. Schumacher

“The real problems of our planet are not economic or technical, they are philosophical. The philosophy of unbridled materialism is being challenged by events.” 

E.F. Schumacher




Artwork from P J Crook 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

We Do Not Rule ~ Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“I saw that animals were important. I saw that plants were even more important. I was also to learn that compared to many of the other species, we weren't important at all except for the damage we do. We do not rule the natural world, despite our conspicuous position in it. On the contrary, it is our lifeline, and we do well to try to understand its rules.” 

~Elizabeth Marshall Thomas



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Artwork from Niki Bowers
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Longest Journey ~ Arthur Gish

"It is said that the longest journey begins with one step. So it is with simplicity. There is no one place to begin, but as good a place as any is to simplify our desires. Both our emotional needs for things and our actual physical needs can be simplified.  Learn to know the difference between real emotional needs and addictions. The complexity of our lives is directly related to our material desires. Most of our real needs are of the spirit, such as meaning, purpose, and friendship. By simplifying our material desires our lives will become less burdensome..."

~ Arthur Gish



Artwork From Evelyn Dunbar

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mere Wants ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

"When we focus on people and life instead of material possessions and mere wants, there's not much room for emotional hand-wringing. Instead, there's more space to weigh what we value in our lives and to acknowledge what really counts."

Laura Ingalls Wilder


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Artwork from  Karla Gerard
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sweetness~ E. B. White

“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.” 

E. B. White





Artwork from Dee Nickerson 


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