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Retirement: So What Is a Pensioner To Do?

NOT SHUFFLEBOARD! So, where have I been? Let me inform you. My last day on the payroll at my employment of 8-1/2 years, WCBE 90.5 FM NPR, was July 28. A modest-sized pension set in, to augment a modest-sized Social … Continue reading

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Sports bars…meh!

This will piss off folks. I have disdain for sports bars. There. Two problems: 1) Sports bars are loud, visually chaotic, and take the television consumer to hyper-consumption mode. These herds of bar-goers usually drink cheap, mass-produced faux beer, the … Continue reading

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Who Wants To Live In An Intentional Community?

There is so much appeal for me for the notion of an intentional community. One benefit that I specifically like is the economy-of-scale opportunities for all participants. How do we FIND SUCH A COMMUNITY? Well, this primer is a start.

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leaderless leadership

This is an excerpt from my presentation to the Simply Living 2012 Annual Meeting and membership potluck dinner, upon the announcement of the Board of Trustees’  selection of me as Board President. The date was Saturday, February 25 and the … Continue reading

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“Agent of Change” was my gateway to Simply Living

I have been a member of Simply Living for 2 years. For me, it began with my engagement with the Agent of Change class they offered at COSI.  Now it’s available for your growth & development at OSU’s Ohio Union. … Continue reading

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Is OCCUPY A Place? Or Is OCCUPY A Space?

We hear a lot about OCCUPY. Today marks one month of OCCUPY WALL STREET. There are now hundreds of grassroots OCCUPIES geographically distributed.   My town,  Columbus, Ohio,  started marching on Oct.1,  established a site presence at the Ohio Statehouse Oct. … Continue reading

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Simply Living Members…Meet Available Light Theatre

Here these  two organizations share many values in the town they live in, in the town where they do business.  They both promote a sustainable model of non-consumerism. They both insist on supporting locally owned & operated enterprise. And they … Continue reading

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What I Learn from Warren Taylor

You may not have heard of Warren Taylor, and you might not yet have enjoyed his product, Snowville Creamery, but he has something to say that informs your future.  When I first met Warren in 2009, I assumed he was in … Continue reading

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Join Simply Living as we visit the first Earthship east of the Mississippi

Simply Living offers behind the scenes spring trip to Ohio’s premier green living center, home of the first Earthship east of the Mississippi – a house constructed entirely from reclaimed materials. Simply Living, Central Ohio’s original  cultural force for simplified … Continue reading

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I was a guest in a Republican’s house last night.

I was a guest in a Republican’s house last night.  Actually, they look much like us.  We paced and exchanged vacuous pleasantries, intending to appear civil, and civilized, as we watched a 40-inch screen-size Fox News on the living room … Continue reading

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