Weekly Update: 8 May
Greetings, fellow travelers.
It’s feeling unseasonably summer-like here in parts of the northern hemisphere, but the calendar says we’re only halfway through spring.
The calendar also says we have pieces coming up this week from Rhyd Wildermuth, Fjothr Lokakvan, and Yvonne Aburrow.
And now is also a good time to order copies of A Beautiful Resistance #2: The Fire is Here.
At The Wild Hunt, Alley Valkyrie shares a piece about connections to ancestors and place and home in “Familial Spirits and Old Furniture.”
The Oregonian has two recent articles that may be of interest: “Methodists may be model for how to remain United despite differences,” which describes the decision-making structure of the Methodist church, and different perspectives of people within the church about how they see strong moral differences working out – or not. The second article, “Pagans find belonging in blossoming congregation,” describes the Columbia Grove, ADF’s work in the Portland, Oregon, area.
Lastly, a sampling of articles about using the right technology and design for people and place:
- Technology as if People Mattered (agriculture, high tech waste, healthcare, and more)
- Story of cities #36: how Copenhagen rejected 1960s modernist ‘utopia’ “While concrete was being poured across Europe’s cities, Denmark’s capital found itself at a crossroads: would it follow the car-centric vision of grand boulevards and streets in the sky – or keep its citizen-focused design?”
- Is irrigation of crops always necessary? “When in drought: the California farmers who don’t water their crops” says no, not always, and there are benefits to dry farming beyond not overdrawing the local resources.
- For something else earthy, consider this: “Holy Shit! Humanure and Liquid Gold as Ecological Resources” – and potential offerings.
Speaking of the earth and offerings, consider the following as it relates to the practice of reciprocity:
ecology: the relationships between a group of living things and their environment (one of the definitions from Merriam-Webster)