The winter homes of T. Edison and H. Ford There are towns and cities worldwide that have preserved the homes of important persons of historical significance. These museum homes promote respect for those that lived in prior times. The town … Continue reading
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
The Final Experiment Thomas Alva Edison’s 1928 rubber project represents a major advance in modern research on producing materials from renewable resources. More than 17,000 plants were tested in Edison’s quest for latex. Thomas A. Edison is an outstanding genius … Continue reading
“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
The rural roots of personal identity and community have been cut off. Our heritage is disappearing. A way of life and livelihood is disappearing. Knowledge of skills is disappearing. Self reliance is disappearing. Family farms are disappearing. People live huddled … Continue reading
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
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location: Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i click any image to enlarge Kamehameha Day, June 11, was proclaimed by Kamehameha V on December 22, 1871, as a day to honor his grandfather, Kamehameha I, and was first observed on June 11, 1872. Every … Continue reading