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Books, Belated and Forthcoming

So I know that some contributors and book giveaway winners are still waiting for their copy of _Making Home_ and I offer you profuse apologies.  When I was out of town and a friend really wanted to sell copies at an event, Eric gave her some books.  Actually, all the books.  He didn’t realize there…

The View from the AIP Class

M. is back with her view from how the class is going – after an amazingly brief pause to give birth to a new baby!   o my week 4 update was simply labor, labor and more labor. We finally had the baby!  We are home and healthy. And I get to brag that he…

M.’s latest update (see the first post for her bio) on what it is like to take the class.  It is funny – I always worry I’m not providing enough reading material for people.   Apparently that may not be a critical issue ;-).   This class is very different from any other I’ve taken. There…

  In honor of Making Home, my new book on Adapting-In-Place which comes out in August, New Society has offered to sponsor a spot in my Adapting-in-Place class that starts tomorrow.  In exchange for a sponsored spot for a low-income participant who couldn’t otherwise afford to take the class, New Society will ask for a weekly…

Well, since the Rio Summit failed to save the world (again), and we’re slipping back into economic crisis, and _Making Home_ my book on Adapting-in-Place comes out in August, it seems like the right time to teach my AIP class again.  It helps to renew my sense of purpose as well – there’s nothing like…

Sundry

Lots of stuff to update you all on. First, the family expansion project – still nothing new. After three months of waiting, we’ve decided to expand our looking in a few different ways – our county just doesn’t have a placement, and after all the work of getting ready, we’re anxious to get one. Meanwhile,…

Advanced Adapting In Place

As I begin the final push on _Making Home_ my book on Adapting in Place (out next spring), Aaron and I will be offering the first ever “Advanced AIP Class” running from Tuesday, September 20 to October 25th. The class will build on the basic Adapting-In-Place skills that we’ve been talking about all these years…

On Settling Down

One of the peculiarities of the white race’s presence in America is how little intention has been applied to it. As a people, wherever we have been, we have never really intended to be. The continent is said to have been discovered by an Italian who was on his way to India. The earliest explorers…

Quick Update

Just to keep you all updated, we learned yesterday that the children’s social worker has decided to separate the children, and place them in three homes. Two will stay with the current foster mother, one with one home, and they are seeking a home for one child and the newborn. Since we will take larger…

First of all, I present to you, the cover for my new book (not yet finished, but it will be really soon) forthcoming this fall. I didn’t think it was possible that they could come up with something prettier than the cover for Independence Days (which you can see on the sidebar), but I think…