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Life, Soil, Food and You with Tim LaSalle

Central Coast Center for Ecological Civilization hosted an exciting event, Life, Soil, Food and You on January 28, 2024, showing how people are building tools for an Ecological Civilization. Tim LaSalle, an eminent consultant in regenerative agriculture, showed us how regenerative agriculture can solve some of the most pressing existential problems we face today.
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Identity Crisis Ukraine

We all want to know who we are, where we came from. This is evident in all the interest in Ancestry.com and DNA tests. Even though we who were born in the United States can say we are Americans, our…

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Persist to Exist

As I was visiting his church last week, a recently widowed man realized that the woman who had cared for his wife was someone I knew, and might see later that day. He asked me to share with her some…

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Time for a Peace Dividend?

Two numbers leapt off the page of the New York Times: 170,000 and 2,000,000,000,000. The first is the number of lives lost in two decades of fighting in Afghanistan and the second is the dollars it cost(1) (or perhaps we…

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In Our Diversity

I recently had a brief conversation with Jennifer Adams, CEO of Lumina Alliance (formerly RISE SLO + Stand Strong). She talked about all of the ways that Lumina Alliance serves individuals and families in our community, and works for a…

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Maimonides’ Golden Ladder

With so many necessary appeals coming from so many worthy causes, agencies, and organizations, this time of year, I find myself reflecting on Maimonides’ Golden Ladder. Moses Ben Maimon was a Jewish Talmudist, physician, and philosopher of the Middle Ages,…

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What Arc – Which Universe?

Unitarian Minister and Abolitionist Theodore Parker said it, Civil Rights leader and American prophet Martin Luther King, Jr., affirmed it, but sometimes I’m just not so sure: The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice Try proclaiming…

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There Is No Us and Them

I am a “cradle” Methodist which means I started attending Sunday School as soon as I could walk and sit on a chair. I attended Sunday School all though elementary school, high school and college. In addition, during high school, I…

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