• REFLECTIONS

    Sometimes Life interrupts our daily routine, the way year after year we are kept running on autopilot. Sometimes Life rattles us with shockwaves to force us into a different state of awareness. Sometimes Life introduces us to unspeakable death, challenging us to turn a marginalized existence into a meaningful one. Rarely does a defining time […]

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  • DOING MORE WITH LESS

    Path to Freedom – Living a simple, yet sustainable life with Jules Dervaes Published in July Issue of 31tenMagazine.com With headlines about rising food costs, soaring gas prices, and skyrocketing foreclosure rates that reach directly into everyone’s wallets, as well as sobering reports about the state of the earth’s environment, there is mounting pressure for […]

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  • BE THE CHANGE, LIVE THE SOLUTION

    For more than six months now, I have been a wild man planting, faced with having to make tomatoes while the summer sun shines. As the seasonal heat cycles away, my tomato lust has not been satisfied. I had great hopes for those plants.  My expectations–they were reasonable–were to reap at least one ton of […]

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  • SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL & PRODUCTIVE

    I wanted acreage. Millions more like me desired the same. I dreamed of an idyllic country home where I could get away from it all. Yeah, and everyone else with the same hope would be joining in the migration to grab what land there was available. I needed space in which to satisfy my latent […]

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  • SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL & PRODUCTIVE

    I wanted acreage. Millions more like me desired the same. I dreamed of an idyllic country home where I could get away from it all. Yeah, and everyone else with the same hope would be joining in the migration to grab what land there was available. I needed space in which to satisfy my latent […]

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  • GROWING FOR VICTORY

    Then two years ago, because of this alien threat to the very seeds of life of our home, I turned radical, declaring: ‘Let’s go for broke! Let’s put it all on the table!” I aimed to get as much food for our dinner table as we could possibly grow ourselves. We were, indeed, very fortunate […]

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  • RESISTENCE IS FERTILE

    Hey! They can’t do that. That’s my food–my life–they’re messing with. They have gone too far now; somebody has got to stop these guys! These were my angry reactions when I heard that US biotech corporations were bent on introducing their freak creations—GMOs–into the food supply. They will do this as a service to mankind? […]

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  • INTO THE ABYSS

    We have a problem. Have you ever in your travels found yourself lost?  Collectively, our world–with man in the driver’s seat–has similarly been lost, only we are making great time and seeing wonderful, new sights all along the way. Why would we ever stop? We would not even question our direction because our pride would […]

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  • EARTH DAY

    Obviously, Virginia, there is an Earth Day. But, saving the earth through this special day celebration–now in its 32nd year–is a myth. With over 5,000 environmental groups around the world taking part in over 184 countries, Earth Day will be impressive but, for the most part, irrelevant. Once over, it’s back to everyday life and […]

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  • NATURE SPEAKS

    Shh! Listen! In a language all its own, Nature speaks, whispering renewal. Soon, a superb, wondrous spectacle will unfold as Nature performs its spring play of awakening. But, in these heady technological times, primitive acts of a natural force largely go ignored in most circles unless, of course, they spell trouble. When Nature roars disaster, […]

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