Category Archives: politics

Reflections on Earth Day

For the beauty of the Earth I was an activity organizer for the first Earth Day in 1970. That was forty nine years ago. I was naive. I had assumed that if people knew the extent of harmful pollutants in … Continue reading

Posted in environment, Nature, politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

George Washington – Farmer

“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.”     G. Washington At the time of George Washington’s birth in 1732 there were thirteen individual colonies along the eastern seaboard of North … Continue reading

Posted in farms, history, politics | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

A Memorial to Old Abe

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.” I’m fond of Abe Lincoln. Always have been. In grade school we learned the lessons of … Continue reading

Posted in history, politics | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Cottage industries support community

  How can rural communities  advance the common goal of economic stability, healthy living and environmental stewardship? Food, clothing and shelter are the necessities of human survival. These industries and the transportation of these goods also have the largest impact … Continue reading

Posted in farms, local economy, politics | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

King Kamehameha Day – June 11

Indigenous Culture June 11 is King Kamehameha Day in Hawai’i. This official holiday was established by royal decree on December 22, 1871 by King Kamehameha V to honor his great grandfather, Kamehameha I who united the Hawaiian Islands in 1810 … Continue reading

Posted in history, local economy, politics, the hungry brain | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

earthstonestation enviro-news

This has been an interesting week with two important news reports about the environment being published. Both are reports about a first – one bad, one good. The First report from Hawaii could affect every living thing on the planet. … Continue reading

Posted in Air, earth, environment, politics | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

I’m voting for my mother

We are near the end of the election campaign in the U.S. and in a couple weeks people will be casting their ballots. This year I’m voting for my Mother, not for her beauty or for the delicious food that … Continue reading

Posted in environment, politics | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments