Writing with Courage


Create Vision and Respond to Change, Cultivate Diversity, Inner Permaculture, Maximize the Edges, Observe and Interact, Obtain a Yield, People Care, Permaculture Ethics, Permaculture Principles, Self-Regulate and Accept Feedback

Last week, I started going to a writer’s circle.  It’s the first time I’ve done such a thing.  I went to school for art, and didn’t really enjoy writing while in school.  I am married to a poet and never considered myself a writer.  Attending the writer’s circle was a big step out into my […]

April 16, 2015

Spinning and Whirring


Catch and Store Energy, Observe and Interact, Permaculture Principles, Self-Regulate and Accept Feedback, Use and Value Gifts from Nature

On my recent photography foray, I drove out to the country to find some interesting subject material.  As I was taking photos, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the giant turbines dotting the industrial agricultural landscape.  The way they rise up from the barren land is quite something.  As I snapped unrelated photos, I […]

March 10, 2015

Nature Knows No Perfect


Consumerism, Cultivate Diversity, Inner Permaculture, Integrate, Don't Segregate, Maximize the Edges, Permaculture Principles, Self-Regulate and Accept Feedback

Reductionism.  Rob and I have been commenting a lot during discussions in our home about this phenomenon.  It is one we come up against again and again.  One which permaculture seeks to override with its tenet of ‘integrate don’t segregate.’  Our culture often tries to reduce things to their very essences in an attempt to […]

February 25, 2015

Truth and Grace


Cultivate Diversity, Inner Permaculture, Integrate, Don't Segregate, Life Choices, People Care, Permaculture Ethics, Permaculture Principles, Self-Regulate and Accept Feedback

I have been struggling lately with the idea of ‘speaking my truth.’  I have come to many conclusions about the way I am choosing to live my life that differ greatly from what conventional culture is doing.  Venturing out into the world has become increasingly difficult, as avoiding discussion of my life choices in is next […]

February 23, 2015