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December 2013 Blog Posts (5)

PatternDynamics: Following The Way Nature Organizes Itself to Deal with Complexity

 

 

The natural world is staggeringly complex, and yet amazingly elegant in how it manages the multitude of interconnected parts into organized, unified wholes that thrive.  What is the secret for harnessing this elegance for use in human systems? Tim Winton found that observation of the most common patterns found in the natural world led to the development of high level principles which can then be used to address the most complex challenges that human systems…

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Added by David MacLeod on December 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Crash on Demand: David Holmgren updates his Future Scenarios

Future Scenarios David Holmgren, co-originator of the Permaculture concept, published Future Scenarios in 2007, originally as a website, and then published by Chelsea Green in 2008 as a…

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Added by David MacLeod on December 17, 2013 at 8:12pm — No Comments

The Global Butterfly Effect

"We are Life, in human form. Ancestors of the stars and galaxies, children of the oceans and forests. We are creative expressions of Nature, as much a part of this planet as the rivers, trees, mountains and butterflies."



~ The Global Butterfly Effect ~



For thousands of years people in Western cultures have been wrestling with the illusions we've spun from our dualistic mindsets and beliefs. It's…
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Added by J. C. Walker,Jr. on December 15, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments

3 Minutes of Wisdom from Robyn Francis

"Robyn Francis is one of the 26 contributors to Permaculture Pioneers – stories from the new frontier. In this short interview, introduced by co-editor Kerry Dawborn, Robyn talks about how permaculture informs everything in her life now,…

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Added by David MacLeod on December 5, 2013 at 9:56pm — No Comments

City Limits

 

If truth be told, the legacy of myopic insight and action is the residue beholden to the individual and the collective. Unrecognized, any evolutionary aspects become hamstrung into conforming to recognizable patterns, albeit unconscious, this tendency darkens the way.

Many folks are familiar with the development of electricity in America and the squaring off between Thomas Edison and Nicholas Tesla. As Edison purported D.C. current and Tesla backed the A.C. ,…

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Added by J. C. Walker,Jr. on December 1, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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