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“In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish.” - Karl Lagerfield
 
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"As we read this, we stand in the plane of the present; we are the sum of all our ancestors, and the origin of all our descendents. In terms of our model, we are at an ever-changing origin, located on the boundary of past and future. As well, we are spinning with the earth, spiralling with the galaxy, and expanding or contracting with the universe. As origins, we are on the move in time and space, and all these movements have a characteristic pulse rate." - Bill Mollison
 
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"Consider what each soil will bear, and what each refuses"

Virgil
 
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love grows here
 
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The email of the species is deadlier than the mail
Stephen Fry\

If you're looking for a good time, seach 'qi fry'
the guy's a genius in more ways than one.
 
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Get SOM!

(Soil organic mater)
 
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“All a person can do in this life is gather about him his integrity, his imagination, and his individuality – and with these ever with him, out front and in sharp focus, leap into the dance of experience.”
― Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
 
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If you are learning to drive stick, just remember to give it more gas than clutch.
 
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A few nights ago I had a nightmare . I was driving a stretch of road known locally as "Dead Mans Curve ". As the oncoming traffic approached they began swerving off the road into ditches and trees . I was driving on the wrong side of the road ! I felt a rising panic with the realization of what I had done and the punishment soon to come . Doom ! Instantly I became awake in my dream . You know , aware you are dreaming . I thought " Hey , this is my dream and a dream road of my own . I'll drive where I damn well please . " I began to laugh and woke up laughing . it was 2:30 am and I could not go back to sleep . I felt energized all day . Don't let the oncoming traffic ruin your dream .
 
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"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."
Mark Twain


 
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“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
― T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"
 
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“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.” - Ayn Rand
 
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Our friendships are "co-dependent" . Our families are "dysfunctional". Two men having a friendship is a "bromance" insinuating latent homosexuality . White guy hangs out with black folks is a "wigger" . Black guy hangs out with white folks is an "oreo" . When we try to talk on each others level we are "code switching" . A novice who tries to fit in is a "poseur" or "wannabe" . Women who befriend gay men are called "fag hags" . Kids in school who interact too much are put on ritalin so they will stare into their books . Get a "quick" divorce from a "difficult" marriage . I get the feeling that somebody , somewhere thinks the basic human condition is solitude and isolation .
 
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"One grain, ten thousand grains."

For every seed the Earth receives, it returns thousands Nature operates according the principles of "one grain, ten thousand grains"
For every seed, the Earth receives, it returns thousands. Nature is forever productive, and infinitely diverse.

In the practice of genetic engineering, ten thousand seeds are sacrificed for every one that comes to market, or "from ten-thousand grains, come one grain."

Originally, the heirloom seeds that sustained humanity over the centuries cost nothing; they were given freely by nature. Each genetically engineered seed cost $300 million to bring to market.

We now face a choice between two opposite views of life, one natural, the other artificial. The earth and happiness of all species, could well depend upon which of these two path we choose.

Ed Esko
 
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From my friend Bill McKenzie today:

For me and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefiled panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.
-- Bob Marshall


 
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Thanks Jocelyn. You have know way of knowing how perfect a birthday present that was. It is mine with posts well timed while escaping from the struggle.
 
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“How much evil throughout history could have been avoided had people exercised their moral acuity with convictional courage and said to the powers that be, 'No, I will not. This is wrong, and I don't care if you fire me, shoot me, pass me over for promotion, or call my mother, I will not participate in this unsavory activity.' Wouldn't world history be rewritten if just a few people had actually acted like individual free agents rather than mindless lemmings?”
― Joel Salatin, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
 
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"The old begin to complain of the conduct of the young when they themselves are no longer able to set a bad example” - François de la Rochefoucauld

 
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I often get the feeling that science is this guy:
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" .... human is the biosphere's programmatic and pragmatic information processor for maximum performance ". - Howard T. Odum
 
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If one strives to emulate those who are respected and admired for their contribution to a field, then a challenge has been handed out: Become knowledgeable and proficient about a subject to the point you are able to deliver a TED talk.
 
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“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy
 
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Do what you have to do when you have to do it so you can do what you want to do the rest of the time.
 
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I think physicists and priests might find out how the Earth was created but gardeners are going to end up saving it .
 
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There is more out there. So much more it is difficult at times to understand how limited we are. Break free of your bonds for just a little while to explore the possibilities of what you can become. The first thing you realize is that those limitations are imposed upon us by ourselves.
 
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If you're about to make or buy a three cheese pizza , consider that with good cheese you only need to use one !
 
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Cream always rises to the top.
 
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"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand
 
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It's always some damn thing
 
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“Leaders don’t create more followers, they create more leaders.” – Tom Peters
 
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If the coffee bean had only today been discovered by goat herders on the Arabian Peninsula it would be aggressively marketed across The U.S. as a "Superfood" .
 
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"Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia." - Kurt Vonnegut
 
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Good ideas are contagious.
 
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"Not all those who wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkien.

As an aside, does anyone know (without the use of Google) what the second R initial stands for?
 
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wayne stephen wrote:If the coffee bean had only today been discovered by goat herders on the Arabian Peninsula it would be aggressively marketed across The U.S. as a "Superfood" .



Probably the same result if found in it's native Ethiopia.
 
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"The permaculturist is the seed that I want to plant on my property." -Paul Wheaton
 
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"True joy comes when you inspire, encourage and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her."- Zig Ziglar
 
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"Thus, After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd." - deTocqueville 'Democracy in America'
 
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"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it without seeing the futility" - Errol Morris
 
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"I have often thought that if heaven had given me choice of my position and calling, it should have been on a rich spot of earth, well watered, and near a good market for the productions of the garden. No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."

-Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Charles Willson Peale, August 20, 1811. Echoed by myself some two centuries later.
 
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