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Using the Holidays for Community Building

Happy Holidays, fellow patriots.

Do you know 100 of your nearest neighbors yet? It’s alright if you don’t! But this time of year presents some excellent opportunities both to form an initial connection and to strengthen community with the people around you. 696 more words

Ally Work

Step One of Community Building: Get to Know Your Neighbors

As humans, we depend on each other to survive. Many different skills are needed in order to live well and it is most efficient for different people to specialize in different skills rather than for everyone to do everything for themselves. 1,339 more words

Ally Work


With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, many Americans will be spending more money this time of year than any other. Make sure your dollars aren’t going towards hate. 1,157 more words

Ally Work

I Don't Want To Be A Suicide Bomber

Of course I don’t actually want to be a suicide bomber. You don’t need to worry about me. I’m not a violent man. I don’t want to hurt or kill anyone. 2,440 more words

38. In Wildness is the Preservation of the World

Blog 38: April-June, 1998—Naturalist Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “in wildness is the preservation of the world.” His words resonated with me as I contemplated my life back on the East Coast, in my parent’s house in New Jersey. 473 more words

Journey Of Spirit And Healing Blog

Home in a Canadian Suburb

My mom used to say that her best friend lived in the middle of nowhere but that nowhere was about a 40-minute drive from Montreal. So of course, when I landed in Montreal on a bright late summer day, I was fooled by what I’d seen out the airplane window. 622 more words


My Birdseed Brings All The Birds to The Yard

It’s better than yours.

Damn right, it’s better than yours. I could teach you, but I’d have to charge. 

Or, alternatively, I could just tell you all about it. 628 more words

Seasonal Living