Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Oct 18

Today’s Quote:

“It’s scientifically impossible to be grateful and depressed at the same time. What are we grateful for?”

— John Else

Today’s Most Important Stories, Information & Links:

Woman Reads Dan Brown Novel, Discovers Herself (NPR)

Justice With Michael Sandel (Harvard Makes One Of Its Most Popular Classes Available Online)
Average Marriage Lasts 11 Years (Times Online)
Can The World’s Richest Man Feed The Planet? (Scientific American)
• “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows: An Introduction To Carnism” – VideoBook
Virtual Autopsy Touchscreen Table (videos) (Singularity Hub)
10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy (Yes! Magazine, from 2008)

Google Wave’s Best Use Cases (Lifehacker)
• @KindredOnline and @GoogleWave now featured on Twitter Dynamos

Today’s Recommended Book:

Intoxication (The Universal Drive for Mind-Altering Substances) by Ronald K. Siegel, Ph.D.

New Additions To Website:

• Updated “Sedona, Arizona Angel Valley Resort Sweat Lodge Incident” Page

Today’s Video: Path To Freedom: The Original Modern Urban Homestead

HomeGrown follows the Dervaes family who run a small organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, California. While “living off the grid”, they harvest over 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter of an acre, make their own bio diesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, and maintain a website that gets 4,000 hits a day. The film is an intimate human portrait of what it’s like to live like “Little House on the Prairie” in the 21st Century.

On Twitter: @urbanhomestead

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Founded by Jules Dervaes (Dur-VAYS) in 2001, Path to Freedom is a grassroots, family operated, viable urban homesteading project established to promote a simpler and more fulfilling lifestyle and reduce one family’s “footprint” on the earth’s dwindling resources.

Since the mid 1980s, all five members of the Dervaes family have steadily worked at transforming their ordinary city lot in Pasadena, California, into an organic permaculture garden supplying them with food all year round. They also run a successful business, Dervaes GardensRead More, providing salad greens to local restaurants. This helps them fund their purchases of solar panels, energy efficient appliances, and biodiesel processor to further decrease their homestead’s reliance on the earth’s non-renewable resources.

What is unique and makes PathtoFreedom.comRead More different from other sustainable living sites on the Internet? The Dervaes family isn’t just writing about the latest eco-practices or products that should be incorporated into their lives. Instead, they are sharing with you the changes and steps to sustainability they already have implemented in their lifestyle.

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