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How building Kibbutz in Egypt could change everything for poor neighborhoods

About 60 or 70% of Cairo is made up of ramshackle informal settlements and shanty towns which have been mushrooming since the mid- seventies. The hideous urban sprawl is gobbling up the limited Egyptian agricultural patch as the weak state of the mediocre Mubarak lack(s) comprehensive socio-economic development plans for the bulk of Egypt’s population. 992 more words


The Benedict Option: Turn on, tune in, drop out (now with more Jesus and hierarchy)

Almost fifty years ago, counterculture guru Timothy Leary proclaimed the need for America’s hippie youth to “turn on, tune in, drop out” of square mainstream society by using psychedelic drugs and creating their own spiritually aware communities. 823 more words

Mr. Magouille.

A French friend sent me an e mail today.

‘Read the paper! Open a good bottle!’

So I turned up the local rag on line and found the item to which he referred: 859 more words


Rare and Unseen Color Photographs of America’s Hippie Communes from the 1970s - The Vintage News

Their hair and dress, their pioneer spirit, even their Indian teepees evoke the nation’s frontier beginnings. These young people are members of a commune, which they have created for themselves as a new and radical way of living. 237 more words


Is It An Achievable Thing?

My current state of mind has been whirling around certain ideas/ideals. I have this sincere feeling that I need to be in a place where I can learn a lot about living, spirituality, and ideology. 271 more words

Freedom's garden

Freedom Breeze walked this track to the produce market every Saturday.

This morning she dawdled behind her parents, enjoying the sensation of being as big as the forest, as insignificant as a leaf. 109 more words

Flash Fiction



Dub Taylor, Orville Stoeber, Walter Sear, Barton Heyman, Mariclare Costello, Zohra Lampert, Edward Saint, Kat Epple, Bob Stohl, Jan White, Steve Gorn, Dean Blunt, Inga Copeland, Okkulte Stimmen, Douglas Wood, Nate Young, John Williams, The Beatles, Emmanuelle Chaulet, Kevin O’Conner, Brad Fiedel, Lalo Schifrin, Jean Michel Jarre, Hildegard Westerkamp, John Carpenter, Alan Howarth, Paul Horn, Gary Howard Klar, Jack Sutton, Arthur Storch, Eroc, Merrill Connally, Boards of Canada, Jim Nollman, Steve Moore, Marshall Applewhite, Stephen Gaskin, Panabrite, Ensemble Economique, Ronald Reagan, The Kubu, Children’s Television Workshop, Louise & Bebe Barron, Hype Williams, Coil. 23 more words