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A Balance Between the Factory and the Local Farm: NYTimes Business

Written by DAMON DARLIN, found in the Business section of the NYTimes, and published here. (…) How practical is local food sourcing in a nation that enjoys a diversity of food? From a practical standpoint, there isn’t much that can … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Humanity: A Letter Religious in Nature to the Living

Why must everything be called to such taut extremes, to be good or bad, right or wrong, smart or stupid, reasonable or without sense? Humanity– I sometimes feel you (we… I…) respond so quickly to so much of the word … Continue reading

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Petition to U.S. Treasury Secretary: Help Haiti and Drop the Debt

A petition from One.org to U.S. Treasury Secretary: Timothy Geithner argues to: Take action for the immediate cancellation of Haiti’s debt and to ensure new aid is provided in the form of grants. The online page asks for folks to … Continue reading

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Eighteen Thousand Miles from Farm to Coffee Cup

Yesterday a package arrived, sent from my friend A. in Boston.  Opening the package, I found the delectable contents of the most delicious vice: Arabic Coffee.  Delighted, I examined a 200 gram bag of Cafe Najjar classic.  According to one … Continue reading

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Hoy me preguntaba si habrán otras sistemas de alimentos posible

Foto de stencil sacó hoy a las 10 en la noche por Avenida México casi esquina centro de Coyoacan (escritores de stencil desconocid@s)

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How Can Trash Be Used to Grow Food in the City?

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Wednesday Questions: Reading in Midair

Is there a wind sounding cautious for slowness and stability ? Or does the air now urge us to leap, to risk, and to return as love what we the world do beseech ?

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Miracle Juice for Flu Recovery and Prevention

Two months before pandemic flu suspended activities across Mexico City, I had a severe respiratory flu, one which I battled for an unusually long before I was able to shake it off.  Now I have to wonder if this bold … Continue reading

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Feeling Too Down to Rise Up: NYTimes Op-Ed

This NYTimes Op-Ed, by SUDHIR VENKATISH, delivers a thought-provoking chain of arguments linking together economic recession, anger, rebellion, and apathy. Read the Op-Ed here. The texture of discontent (or lack thereof) can say a lot about a nation, and that … Continue reading

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Give Us City Gardens, Not Just Grocery Stores

An editorial from today’s New York Times urges the first lady to take her efforts for community vegetable gardens one step further. Michelle Obama’s recent pitch for fresh vegetables and her avowed interest in community gardens have given new life … Continue reading

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Proposals to Reimagine Paris City Design

Paris, France: Taking the first steps to re-design the way we think about a city: (from the International Herald Tribune) Jean Nouvel proposes creating a green belt that would circle the entire city. (…) The outer ring would become a … Continue reading

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Stepping Out of the Normal Boundaries of Analysis to Ask a Radical Question

In his Op-Ed piece in today’s NYTimes, Thomas Friedman steps out of his normal boundaries: Let’s today step out of the normal boundaries of analysis of our economic crisis and ask a radical question: What if the crisis of 2008 … Continue reading

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Literally Speaking: Transform problems instead of burying them

The old-century question still looms: where to “throw away” all this “waste?” Scenario one, the old method:  Dump industrial boat-loads of agriculture waste into the ocean, slowing the decomposition rate of the waste in the dark, cold, oxygen-deprived underwater environment. … Continue reading

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Productivity related to feeding yourself and cooking?

Top Ten productivity lists, in Mens or Womens health magazines– Ive wondered  why food is never on these lists, and finally I took my wonder to google search “time management eating cooking food,” and found one I’ve been looking for … Continue reading

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How does one determine culture?

How do you understand your own culture? How do you understand someone from another culture?  What are barriers that keep us seperated from connecting to people from other cultures? There is often a sneaking cultural superiority,a hierarchy of cultural belief: … Continue reading

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