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What Do You Stand For? Who Do You Stand With?

by: EJ on 09/13/2017

Today's blog is the Preface from the newly released, fourth edition of the best-selling Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel.  He explains that racism in the United States is entering its third phase, neoliberalism. Thoughts that we have entered a "post-racial" society are sadly misled.  

Since the …

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The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

by: Sara on 09/05/2017

Today's blog post is from Susan L. Prescott and Alan C. Logan the coauthors of the just released book The Secret Life of Your Microbiome: Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe" John Muir, Naturalist, 1869

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How Scything Will Change Your Life

by: EJ on 06/29/2017

There are many sounds of summer, but with a scythe, the sound of a mower does not need to be one of them! Today's blog entry is an excerpt from Ian Miller's book, The Scything Handbook: Learn How to Cut Grass, Mow Meadows and Harvest GrainBe sure to download the excerpt at the end of the blog explaining all the different ways a scythe can come …

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Understanding the Sun and Solar Energy

by: EJ on 06/28/2017

With solar employing more people in US electricity generation than oil, coal and gas combined, we thought that for today’s blog post we would take a page form Dan Chiras’ book Power from the Sun-2nd Edition: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale Solar Production and found out how do we generate power from the sun and can it really meet all our …

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Dumbing Us Down, Gatto's Radical Treaties on Public Education Turns 25

by: Sara on 05/23/2017

A bestseller for 25 years, John Taylor Gatto's radical treatise on public education, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, continues to advocate for the unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling.

We’re proud to announce the release of the  25th Anniversary Edition of Gatto's Dumbing Us Down with a …

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