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"It was fun !" (Je me suis bien amusée!)

I drafted this essay in French and then translated it into English, exploring a few nuances in the process. The results appear below in a bilingual format. 3,309 more words

American Culture

“Transition Streets Launches in America!” Interview with Carolyne Stayton, Executive Director of Transition US by Willi Paul, Publisher and Transition Consultant at PlanetShifter.com

“Transition Streets Launches in America!” 

Interview with Carolyne Stayton, Executive Director of Transition US

by Willi Paul, Publisher and Transition Consultant at PlanetShifter.com

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Alchemy

Ask yourself the hard questions.

Look at what you own. Take the time to just look at it. Properly. Then ask yourself…

  • Is this item important to me?
  • Does this item give me…
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Voluntary Simplicity

NO Wisdom to come from the study of (neo-Classical?) Economics? (revised 12.6)

Are you crazy Socrates?  Don’t you know that rhetoricians and tyrants have the most power?  Why, they can put to death anyone they want!

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Out of the shade is born

It pains me to write a piece splattered with optimism but to be fair, the inspiration is one of the brighter souls I know, and perhaps his influence should be allowed to surface now and then. 668 more words

Culture

Sometimes things need replacing

I wrote a while back about whether to keep my little old car or not.

I’ve decided to sell.

Yesterday I wound down the driver side window, only to have it stick down and not roll up again. 413 more words

Voluntary Simplicity

Are you the next disposable item?

Senior or soon-to-be-senior citizens may be about to reap the fruits of their child-rearing efforts, and it could be a bitter harvest.

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Op-ed