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Radical Homemaking for the Real World

Home is built where we are, not around an idealized community of like-minded people. Shannon Hayes on why she wouldn’t want it any other way.

The Roots of Compassion

To be compassionate toward others, we first have to learn to be merciful with ourselves.

Health Care Economics 101

When it comes to health care, everyone can’t have everything right away. But we can make smarter choices that don’t leave anyone out in the cold.

Lighting the Way to a New Economy

The keynote address I delivered to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) in Charleston, NC on May 22, 2010 on the theme “Lighting the Way to a New Economy.”

A World of Oneness

Pastor Don Mackenzie redefines what it means to be truly “alive.”

The Work Ahead

Growing renewed relationships with our food, homes, and communities requires hard work. It’s time we embrace dirty hands.


As the price of college skyrockets, a new book looks to “edupunk” alternatives.