photography, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you creative learning, solar homes, role models, forgiveness and ice bubbles. Learning with Movement Teachers and researchers are finding the children learn better with movement. Many of us learn kinesthetically, by doing rather than simply reading about something. This new area of study is called embodied learning and has been…

educational revolution

Reforming Education

This is a fascinating TED Talk by Ken Robinson about education. I’ve been dancing around the educational system for years. I’ve worked as a sub and teachers aid, considered advanced degrees, and reviewed alternative approaches like Waldorf and Montessori Schools. Ultimately, I decided to not pursue teaching as a profession because I couldn’t see myself…

sustainable RV, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you universal access to meals, compassion, printable solar panels, transforming grief and creativity. Welcome Home Scientists have found evidence that our galaxy is part of a much larger and self organizing cluster of galaxies called a supercluster. Cool stuff! Vermont Proposes Universal School Meals I love this idea. Leaders in…

Brain Coral, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you compassion, clean air, creative living, ancient fungi and courage. Compassion Saves Money! More studies are showing that offering homeless people housing and basic services actually saves money for the cities who implement programs for the homeless. The latest study, by the Florida Commission on Homeless, showed that it costs…

Tinkers Bubble, community, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you eco-communities, life as poetry, consciousness of trees, creativity and age defying friendship. Tinkers Bubble This one captured my attention just for the name. Tinkers Bubble is a wonderful low impact community in rural Somerset, England. They have mostly woodlands, with some orchards, gardens, PV solar, cottage businesses and a…

kindness in action

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This week Awesome Stories brings you kindness, awareness, play, free college, love and creativity. Kindness in Action This story of Matt being helped by a stranger touched my heart. I’ve been stranded on the highway, and it’s not fun. Read how George saved Matt’s family vacation. In Matt’s words, “With tears in my eyes, I…

Ray Hare painting

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Celebrating 50 weeks of Awesome Stories! This was a milestone week. I passed 200 posts, 50 weeks of Awesome Stories and 1000 likes! Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing my stories. I appreciate you all.  I’d like to grow this series for 2014, depending on your feedback. It would help me to know if you…

Ode to Roses

Ode to Roses

Ode to Roses This was my first poetry attempt as an adult. This is actually the 3rd version. The first is gone with the wind. The second was recently on my musings page and now reborn here to continue my joy of writing and sharing poetry. I originally wrote this piece about 18 years ago…

Top 10 Green Buildings

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Let’s start the week off with a really awesome story! Energized water may change agriculture This promising radio wave technology from Ireland may help not only grow better crops with less water, but also help reduce CO2 levels at the same time. Successful trials of this energized Vi-aqua have been performed in Ireland, Britain, India…

sustainability

Sustainable Equilibrium

A thoughtful post by Brenda Barrett discusses the possibility that restrained growth may be the new normal. I tend to agree and believe that it is very important that we as individuals, communities and countries embrace new models of living based on sustainability. This is what I am calling sustainable equilibrium.  In other words, will…