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December 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Twog Blog 12-27 Tom A

Well today is a transition day for me, it’s my birthday! This one is a particular transition in that I have hit an age where I can no longer imagine living to be twice this old so I must be past middle age. I’m

not quite sure what to call my new situation but it feels good to let go of

what ever I was holding on to around aging. It also is a point in my life where

death seems more real, more of a possibility, another transition that I can

begin to…


Added by Twog on December 27, 2010 at 10:54pm — 3 Comments

Blog from the Twog 12/26/2010

Hi there - Juliet speaking,

We moved the Blog from the Twog to the Blog page - this came from a member's suggestion, and helps to provide a bit more coherence when looking for this weekly blog posting.


We've got a proposal that we'd like to get members feedback on - so if you see this Blog posting, we'd really love to hear what you think about this proposed annual renovation to the ning site - and New Year's is the perfect time to talk about it - a time of renewal and…


Added by Twog on December 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — 40 Comments

Recommended Reading for Christmas Eve, 2010

Recommended Reading for Christmas Eve, 2010

from my Sustainable Bellingham weekly email newsletter


Christmas Plans for a Peak Oil Pilgrim, by Elizabeth Scarpino, Transition…


Added by David MacLeod on December 24, 2010 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Rockefeller Center paper on Economic Insecurity

Standing On Shaky Ground



Good paper...if a bit scary.



Added by Kate Clark on December 21, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Celt's Garden - Sacred Carbohydrates in the Fourth Corner

Our relationship with our staple carbohydrates is celebrated in story, song, prayer, myth, family traditions and local recipes. Food is so intertwined with culture that it is impossible to discuss food without bringing up culture. What may be less obvious, surrounded by 1500 mile Caesar salads and take out Chinese food, is that the sacred carbohydrates are…


Added by Celt M. Schira on December 17, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Rob Hopkins and Michael Brownlee: A Discussion about 'The Sacred' and 'Deep Transition'

There is an interesting situation currently in the Transition movement, revolving around Transition Trainer, Transition Colorado founder, and former Transition US board member Michael Brownlee, and his call for Transition US to embrace what he calls "Deep Transition," which includes putting "the Sacred at the very core of our work and at the center of all our… Continue

Added by David MacLeod on December 7, 2010 at 6:46pm — 2 Comments

Celt's Garden - Local Eating in Winter

It wants to be temperate rain forest around here. Winter is when the pioneer dandelions, dock, and blackberries get on with the job of reestablishing the forest. When a break in the weather lines up with some time you aren't at work at your day job, it's an opportunity to run out and weed your winter garden and perennials. Onions and garlic are particularly poor competitors with weeds. Your overwintering beets, turnips, radishes, cabbages, brussels sprouts and your perennials are next. The beds… Continue

Added by Celt M. Schira on December 4, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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