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Oh Oberlin: David Orr

David Orr is the founder and visionary behind the Oberlin Project.

Borrowing from oberlinproject.org:

A grant-funded venture, the Oberlin Project has four full-time staff who coordinate stakeholder teams working on energy, education, policy, community engagement, economic development, transportation, research, and local foods and agriculture. 251 more words


Robert Frost: 'Two Roads,' Three Possibilities

Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” has been wildly misunderstood since it was published 100 years ago, according to the literary critic David Orr, who’s just published a book-length examination of Frost’s most famous poem. 381 more words

It Doesn't Mean What You Think It Does: A Radical Rethink of Robert Frost

Robert Frost’s most famous poem, “The Road Not Taken,” turns 100 this month, and it has not aged well. That’s no fault of the poem, which exists on its own terms, but the countless ways in which its complex meaning has been mangled and codified through the years, both by poetry scholars who see it as a satire of the illusion of individual choice, and by commencement speakers who regard the poem as a sunny celebration of free will. 1,003 more words

Post 2 - Presentations from Fantastic Energy Summit

My previous post described the fantastic energy summit at UNC’s Appalachian State University. As noted, I am making the presentations by the speakers available. The 2015 Appalachian Energy Summit was amazing, educational, inspiring and scary. 131 more words

Thoughts of a Non-conventional Road

*Exhale long contemplative breath*

Life. Yeah, that thing. What is it? I mean really ask yourself that question. What is existence? As a human, on this earth, in this cosmos. 2,374 more words

Reflection 7.23.15

Hope is a verb with its shirt sleeves rolled up.

~David Orr


Question: How do you learn about place?

Last weekend my hubby led a couple of informal bike tours around Portland for one of our favorite biking meetup groups. One of the tours focused on the waterways of Portland (which we’d learned about on a… 563 more words