Tom Hayden passes … wish he’d lived in good health to 100…

A double-whammy for me: Tom Hayden's death just after hearing Bill McKibben at Bioneers makes me cry a bit, then I want to seize the day, Carpe Diem. As Bill McKibben said last weekend at The Bioneers Conference "Give it all you've got," referring then to all the efforts to [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Bioneers Rolls Around Again 10/20-24 – thank you, thank you!

So what's up at Bioneers' 27th Conference at the still glorious Marin Civic Center (a turquise marvel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and kept beautiful by the people of Marin)? Keynotes this time are Bill McKibben (who told me farming was the most important thing we could when I bought [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Ripple the World breakfast Thurs., Oct. 27th, 8am, could ROCK YOURS

Can't count the number of times we've gotten up extra early to get chores done and get to Ripple the World, the Sonoma-famous breakfast created by Daily Acts's Trathen Heckman and his tribe following after the mag. of the same name. We used to keep Ripple the World the magazine [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Teaching Tolerance! Perfect timing…

So, possibly like you, I've been agast at the nasty tone of "our" Presidential election conversation - agast at police who shoot the unarmed, agast at outlandish racist representation of minorities, agast at the inhumane treatment of people the globe over toward men, women and children. Why can't we all [...]

By | October 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Building Bridges at Permaculture Convergence 2016

My partner, Wayne, and I attended North American Permaculture Convergence last Wed. - Sun. at Hopland's Solar Living Institute, a sort of paradise where you share mostly vegan food with a food ticket or potluck at the Community Kitchen, while working out solutions to climate and cultural challenges - a [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Crackerjacks, the app

Change can be strange - with so much new, it wasn't so surprizing, yet felt WRONG finding a set of 3 beloved CLASSIC CRACKERJACK BOXES CONTAINING NOT A TOY BUT AN INVITE TO BLIPP THE BALLGAME. An app - no toy to figure out - get thee back to thy [...]

By | August 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Progressive Fest 2016: great gathering; challenges ahead…stronger together?

Yesterday's iteration of the Petaluma Progressive Festival was solid good stuff - classic Progressive Festival if you will. Way more people than last year and with the SF Mime Troupe. Very good to see hear them present what we all are witnessing in satiric rendition, their new story: Schooled. "Today, [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Hope for the Helpless: Drs. Without Borders benefit Sunday

Was priviledged to be part of a classical music house concert in support of Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF: Doctors Without Borders) yesterday in Novato. Wonderful to be with such caring people and fine musicians! The cause is great: how to reach people, now in 70 countries, who cannot help themselves [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|0 Comments

7th Clean Energy Ministerial in SF Jun. 1-5: Hope Rises – Forum coverage today.

"We're on the cusp of a clean energy revolution," says the voice on Clean Energy Ministerial site. The biggest corporations used to be tobacco, alcohol, fossil fuels; now they are Google, Facebook, Apple and all have committed to 100% renewal energy asap. The global economic and energy landscape is indeed [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Resilience 2016: Build A Rocket Stove Campground at Oasis Farm 5/7

Something very satisfying about sharing food outdoors - and our apricot and plum orchard is one very sweet spot to put in a campground...Friends of Oasis are invited Sat. May 7th 10a-6p to help create this year-round campground. Oasis Community Farm has participated in Daily Acts' Commuity Resilience Challenge*, once [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|0 Comments