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Let us imagine that you are MacGyver, that 1980s tv guy who can build an atomic bomb out of gum and duct tape. You are facing a world-shattering crisis. You have a pile of scrap materials out of which you must build a high speed vehicle to effect your escape from this crisis, which will…

What Is Adapting in Place?

Today is the first day of our Adapting in Place Class – if you are interested I still have 2 paid spots ($175 for the six week online asynchronous class – or equivalent barter) and have had two scholarship spots open up for low income participants (one through someone not taking a spot and one,…

Adapting In Place Class Coming Up

I still have space in the Adapting in Place Class that starts next week – the last one for some time, I suspect, given other projects (I have to write the book about Adapting in Place, for example ;-)). aron and I will be running our Adapting in Place Class online for six weeks beginning…

Outrunning the Boom

As you can probably imagine, Eric sometimes has more than a bit to put up with being married to me. One of the things that bothers him the most is that I’m absolutely no fun at movies. If you remember the show MST3K, I’m them – all the time. And just because the movie is…

What Does It Matter?

We are living in the most destructive and, hence, the most stupid period of the history of our species. The list of its undeniable abominations is long and hardly bearable. And these abominations are not balanced or compensated or atoned for by the list, endlessly reiterated, of our scientific achievements. Some people are moved, now…

Variations on the obligation to love one’s neighbor show up across both the religious and secular spectrum. They tend to provoke a range of responses – from those who attempt to sort out what loving people who are not part of your immediate tribe would mean, to those who reject the necessity. This is not…

Along the theme of time – finding it, using it, fast, slow, in-between – I thought I’d re-run this post. I have a *lot* of experience with four little boys, one autistic, in getting things done around the kids – they help now a lot more, but sometimes this is still necessary, so I thought…

Slow Time, Fast Time

One of the tensions in my life -is that between two kinds of time. “Fast Time” is the world I live in, the one with a two hour meeting scheduled at 7pm, my husband’s classes at 12:35, Eli’s bus at 8:15 and 3:30… payments due by the first of the month, etc… It is the…

New New Haven?

I’ll be there this weekend for the first ever Urban Adapting-In-Place event – I’ll be speaking on Friday night about urban adaptation and on Saturday a whole host of local resources will come together to talk about New Haven’s future. I think it will be absolutely wonderful, and I hope you will be there! http://www.sare.org/mysare/Events.aspx?do=showevent&event=2734…

Whole Life Redesign

As most of you will remember, we came very close to moving during the summer. It was an agonizing decision to make – there were compelling arguments on both sides, and while we ultimately came down in favor of staying in place, we also recognized that the problems we saw with our present situation are…