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Forced Friendship

Forced Friendship

UGH! I just read an article describing how student athletes  are being forced to “friend” their coaches on Facebook so the coaches can get access to their “friends-only” feeds.  The coaches… Read more »

Eat like a caveman

Eat like a caveman

I really wasn’t planning to write about diet today, but I got on the scale this morning and weighed 184.7 pounds.  Believe it or not, only ten days ago I… Read more »

Panama pros and cons

Panama pros and cons

I recently received this from a ResFam reader… Hey Trey, I really enjoy the RF blog.  Your courage and resourcefulness has impressed me and broadened my horizons.  Fifty-four years of the typical… Read more »

The next green revolution is already here

The next green revolution is already here

Uschi, a friend from Austria, sent me a really cool story yesterday about a group of intrepid permaculturists in Seattle who have successfully convinced the city fathers to let them… Read more »

Hurrah for the Underdog

Hurrah for the Underdog

We are big fans of local organic farming and not just because we are building an organic farm in Panama. Foremost is that it creates community resilience but also the… Read more »

How to instill a work ethic

How to instill a work ethic

At the beginning of summer vacation when I was 14 years old — the very first day of summer vacation in fact — my mom came into my room right… Read more »

Blood, Freedom and Tequila

Blood, Freedom and Tequila

(I am writing this in an internet café in Mexico with a funky keyboard and no spell check so please forgive any typos) It is interesting how people´s  perception of… Read more »

In praise of Alabama?

In praise of Alabama?

Alabama has the toughest immigration laws in the country.  The laws require police to check the immigration status of any one they detain, stop, or arrest, who they have a… Read more »

Are you a rat?

Are you a rat?

    I’ll never forget when I realized I was a rat!   Majoring in psychology at Sewanee in the late eighties meant spending a lot of time in “Rat Lab”.  Here… Read more »

Backyard aquaponics

Backyard aquaponics

Last year I attended a conference here in Panama put on by the pseudonymous Simon Black and the Sovereign Man folks. If you don’t follow Sovereign Man already you should…. Read more »

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