Category: community building

Why Batteries Not Included is the Movie America Needs Right Now

Batteries Not Included is the movie that America Needs Right Now The story of a villainous greed driven New York land developer, vulnerable people banding together, and intelligent machines performing jobs typically done by people sounds incredibly contemporary for a film that came out in 1987 and in many ways it’s the perfect film to explain where we […]

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What Do We Do Now

What Do We Do Now At a certain point last night I went from shock to mourning to asking myself, what do we do now? Now, a few hours later, I’m starting to piece that together. One thing has become painfully clear. We can’t move America forward in a progressive direction without moving all of America forward […]

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Heart and Soul

I’ve hear the phrase “poured our heart and soul into ___” several times recently and it occurs to me that each time has been in relation to a failure that could have been prevented if the person who did the pouring was less emotional and was more analytical. That is to say, sometimes its best […]

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Hillside Hugelkultur Revisited

Steep Slope Stabilization 6 Month Check Up So its been over 6 months since we started our first hillside hugelkultur test and I’m happy to report that the results look good. If you’re unfamiliar with the process take a look at this post here. Over the summer the hillside was clearly very damaged with little […]

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Permaculture and relocation

Permaculture and relocation

The Push to Move and Migrate We’re very much still the same people we were over 10,000 years ago when we began to settle down. So when times get tough we often think if we just move we’ll be better off. While in the times when we were hunter/gatherers that was to find a place […]

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Targeted Social Network Posts

Targeted Social Network Posts

Facebook Page Suggestions, Group, and Event Invites Hey folks – this is on my mind so even though I’m getting set for tonights Pittsburgh Penguins game against the detested New York Islanders I want to take the time to share some thoughts with you about Facebook page suggestions, group invites, and event invites. You know […]

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Square Up Credit Card Payments

Square Up Credit Card Payments

Tell us how you really feel Don I’ve told people over at Facebook about Square but I’ve got to post a blog about it because it’s just freaking awesome. Before you get into the bulk of the post please note that I am not being paid to post this. I’ve got to say it up […]

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