Carbon

              Bill Mollison has stated repeatedly that the “the problem is the solution”. Buried beneath a veil that looks to human perception as a constraint, whether uncontrollable or the reverse, lies the opposite of a constraint,...

What is the Origin of a Farm?

              What is the origin of a “farm”? How is it defined? From whence does the “farm” arise? And why are we so accustomed to reliance on farmers for our nutritional needs? What is it, really, that has played into the...

Drab Winter?

There are big wooden bones here, strewn about and about, broken stumps and subtle nuances of color. Some may call this winter drab, but the scatters of trees and fruiting bodies of fungus, mossy cushions, ferns and the green leaves of the honeysuckle vine tell us that...

A Christmas Walk in the Southern Illinois Woods

Not too many folks know about the exquisite beauty of Southern Illinois, one of the hidden treasures of the world. This is not Chicago, nor is it flat prairie. Happy holidays to all. Thanks for a wonderful and inspiring year…