Seeing Through the Seductions of Science and Technology

Seeing Through the Seductions of Science and Technology (a 4 to 5 minute read) The history books in our schools tell us that scientific and technological advancement have

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Transitioning from Toxic to Natural

Transitioning from Toxic to Natural(4 - 5 minute read)Switching from synthetic personal care products to simple, natural alternatives means giving up superficial attributes like foam, fragrance, and texture,

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Out-Growing Consumerism 5: What We Must Do

Out-Growing Consumerism 5:What We Must Do 5 minute read | Part 5 of a 5-part Series| Also published at PermacultureNews.OrgSelf-determination is the ability to re-parent ourselves: to learn new

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Out-Growing Consumerism 4: School, Screens, and Our Kids

​Out-Growing Consumerism 4:School, Screens, and Our Kids​4 minute read | Part 4 of a 5-part Series | Also published at PermacultureNews.org​What too many ​children learn at school is

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Out-Growing Consumerism 3: A Self-determined Life

​​Out-Growing ​Consumerism 3: A Self-Determined Life​​4 - 5 minute read | Part 3 of a Series | Also published ​at PermacultureNews.orgThe consumer culture has an easy path which

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Out-Growing Consumerism 2: An Act of Subversion

​​Out-Growing Consumerism 2:An Act of Subversion​​4 ​minute read​ | Part 2 of a Series | also published on PermacultureNews.org​​Better questions lead to more informed choices, enabling you to

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Out-Growing Consumerism 1: What Should Never Have Been For Sale

​Out-Growing ​Consumerism 1:​What Should Never Have Been for Sale​4 minute read | Part 1 ​of a Series​ | Also published at PermacultureNews.Org​There’s a subtle mantra playing in the

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Do We Still Need Non-digital Ways of Remembering and Sharing Experiences?

Do we still need non-digital ways of remembering and sharing our experiences?(Approximately a 6 - 7 minute read)​​​There are aspects of ​re-experiencing and sharing a story, that cannot

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Thinking for yourself

Thinking For Yourself(Approximately a 6 minute read)Thinking for yourself, to me, means understanding what influences your thoughts, questioning everything, and then making your own informed decisions with consideration

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An Illusion of Independence

An Illusion of Independence(Approximately a 4 minute read)In the modern world, "independent" individuals and nuclear families are actually heavily dependent on a fossil fuel ​based, growth-at-all-costs system that

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