Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Notes on Permaculture

The second of two videos relating to permaculture in canada. Where they discuss some book titles. Also mentioned was Rob Hopkins transitions.
The canadian permaculture video

Rob Hopkins
Book: The Transition Handbook
Short explanatory video:clip

Reading list:
Introduction to Permaculture. 1991. By Bill Mollison and Reny Mia Slay. Tagari Publishers, Tyalgum, Australia. 198 p.

Permaculture One: A Perennial Agriculture for Human Settlements, 3rd Edition. 1987. By Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Tagari Publishers, Tyalgum, New South Wales, Australia. 127 p.

Edible Forest Gardens by Dave Jacke Website: http://www.edibleforestgardens.com/

Websites: agroforestry.co.uk

Also in a previous video this link plant catalog to a permaculturist using and cataloging more then 7000 plants for human use, food, medicine,tools. Looks like a good resource.

Found this source of Introductory Permaculture ideas Intro to Perma is in book form and has many sources for information and ideas.

A Farm for the Future: British show about a woman who is going to take over the family farm and convert it to a permaculture design. Video 1 of five

short clip of dvd regarding forest gardens
A forest garden year clip.

Off to bed

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Educating with Truth

Beyond Belief: Enlightenment 2.0 - Friday, November 2, 2007, Session 1

Just some thoughts about educating children as a parent.
I think our time is better spent finding our own education then it is spending hours debating phonics or whole language or forcing our children to learn the multiplication table or what have you. If they see you learning and you maintain a working relationship of respect and kindness it just happens. They will show you what they need and through your actions of respecting them and being kind to them education will happen.

All the contraptions, methods, paraphernalia, dogma, and standards are just an excess of organization for those who are unable to put the rigors of their own early institutional incarceration behind them. Why do we constantly try to make sense of our own childhood abuses by self-justifying them and perpetrating them on those we most hold dear.

I have an image in my mind of a mother spanking her child. The mother is weeping. The child frightened by both the violence and the emotions of the mother will never understand that the tears are from generations of pain. The mother thinking in her own mind that if she can love her child with all her heart and still abuse the dear soul that maybe that means that her mother loved her. That because you can do the most humiliatingly cruel things to those you care most about you are proving to yourself you were loved. That you are a lovable worthwhile person and that Yes this is Just how it is. She finally understands what her mothers tears were about all those long years ago.

Parents need to find their own truths before they can teach them to their children. In my search for my own personal truths to teach to my children I have come to the conclusion that forcing belief in the super natural would be akin to physical beatings. Battering ones emotional reality for some backwards notion of giving comfort, peace, guidance, and eternal salvation.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sexes thinking Sex

We have been watching a TV show called NCIS on DVD. There has been much talk about the differences between the sexes. And well it got me to thinking..... Why is it always assumed that only men think about sex in regards to every woman they meet? Most of the women (heterosexual) I have had chats with about such things admit that they at least 'probably' judge or categorize men upon seeing/meeting them. We perhaps wait till we get a feeling for them before a final judgment is made but besides going past the initial physical judgment I see little difference in the fact that we do place people in a category of some type relating to sexual interest. We perhaps don't spend as much time fantasizing about the person if they would be sexually desirable to us. Ack I don't have time right now to fish my thoughts but wanted to post befor I left. I just now I'm not the only woman who has the supposedly manly trait of sexual classification in regards to the men in her life. Not that many men are worthy or desirable on some days and on other days well it seems anything goes. So perhaps that is the main difference between me and the guys I know. They tend to be more willing to experiment on a regular basis but less flexible in the initial assessment. My initial assessment is open for change and I can be much more experimental or much less experimental depending on my moods.

BUT then again I'm in a long term relationship and am not on the prowl so my sexual temperment is only inflicted upon one victim/luckyman. Just dwelling on the over sexualization of men and under sexualization of women in our culture. I think women perhaps have more of a leaning towards quality of quantity and men prefer the later because they don't strive for the former. Then again that is me talking about the stereotypical 'average man' as very many of the guys I know are HUGE into quality and then both want quantity. I think thats hy I don't always think that one should wait till after they get married before becomeing intimate. A couple should at least be able to understand each other if not speak the same language in bed.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Vaccination - The Hidden Truth

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Vaccination - The Hidden Truth (1998)

This is one of those topics that I have an EXTREMELY hard time reconciling myself towards. One way or the other. Quite a good Video I would like to sit and give it my undivided attention but alas the dishes needed cleaning so half listening was all I could manage. I'll just have to sit watch it later. Perhaps I will then have time to also create a more interesting blogg regarding it. Just wanted to pop it up here now so it doesn't get forgotten.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

So excited!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Note to self

I just read a reveiw of this book. Choosing Revolution: Chinese Women Soldiers on the Long March. and was thinking it would be something I would like to read.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Another Cool thing I just can't seem to find the time to do/read and ponder.

This site clearly rocks... upon a quick perusal I have had little readings off of it for a few months every time I go to my Delicious listings actually. Please let me know what you think??? I'd be curious.