Tuesday, August 19, 2008

rise #13

Namaste (my favorite translation is ‘That which is of the Divine in me greets that which is of the Divine in you.’ – check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namaste),

Green tip: Want an electric car, convert yours

“The Amish have thought long and hard about tractors and decided that tractors would erode their community. They think tractors would lead to larger and larger farms: farms that would eventually need trucks. And as horses became less useful, members would face an even greater temptation to buy cars. Cars aren't evil - the Amish will travel in someone else's, if need be - but they help break down the fabric of social and economic life: suddenly people are living farther apart, and they have a big new expense to meet. Meanwhile, horses are cheaper, they create their own replacements, and they don't force you into dependence on oil supplies, or spare parts, or mechanics. And horses have some intangible value, too. … instead of the ear splitting diesel roar there was quiet enough to talk.” - Bill McKibben in Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age

Yummy recipe: mmmm dandelions, you might be amazed
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/2008-04-01/Dandelion-Recipes.aspx (recipes are on pages 2 & 3)

Life tip: Life’s beauty is in its relationships. Make a new friend. Open up more to friends & family. Love more deeply. Take a chance on someone. Talk more. Hug more. Laugh more. Enjoy!

"Arguments are won intellectually; not love. Love is won with a dash of trust, a smidge of fear, and a pinch of letting go"

Interesting website/article:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/ ‘Where Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix’

Pix this week are from Janelle (via Tim),

For next week, please send pictures from … surprise me.

Live. Love. Inspire.