|March 2, 2013||Posted by Mama under community, family life, healthy things, homestead, off-grid living, world view|
This post is a little too late to read over your morning cup of coffee. I was perusing through some interesting links sent to me via email and thought – oops! I forgot the weekend links post! My apologies, but here they are, better late than never.
Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids, by Rebecca Cohen. This is the book I mentioned earlier this week. If you are looking for some fun things to do with your family – this is a great place to start!
Going off the grid: Why more people are choosing to live life unplugged – “Imagine living off the land, producing your own food and energy and getting away from the consumption economy that drives so many of our decisions. For more and more people, off-grid living has become the way to go. Although statistics on Americans who choose to take this route are hard to come by, trends suggest that the number is increasing.”
Doctors Call Out 90 More Unnecessary Medical Tests and Procedures – “Millions of Americans are increasingly realizing that when it comes to health care, more is not necessarily better,” said Dr. Christine Cassel, president of the ABIM Foundation.
We The Tiny House People - I’m so excited about seeing this documentary as soon as I get the chance! It “is a 5 year project that looks into the alternative living movement. It features people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelters in everything from small shacks and house boats to converted treehouses, caves and trailers. While this lifestyle may not be right for everyone, it definitely shows that you don’t need much to be happy. It’s also a good reminder that there’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored.”
On Lincoln and War – “Now I’m not saying Sandy Hook was a deliberate deception perpetrated
on purpose to mask political maneuvering but it was and is being used as an excuse to push us into a corner from which there can be only one response. The difference between the two concepts is meaningless. The end result is exactly the same. A deliberate bomb in the Kremlin or a
random shooter at an elementary school. Either can be used to whip up popular sentiment into a murderous fury. I believe that is what has been done and indeed is being done even now. We’re being set up. Put into an impossible situation where we end up having only one response.”
Community Life – a beautiful poem by Erin Harrison, co-author of the Homestead Community Post.
“Ah, community life, it has no end,
For we teach each new generation how to fend.
They will know how to put food on the table each day,
By the sweat of their brow and because they pray.”
Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!