January 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Walking in the dark

I tend to be a night owl, so most of my training hikes have been in the evenings. Monday night was no exception. After walking up the fairly well lit hills of Ashland's south side, I continued into the darkness of Siskiyou Mountain Park. A few weeks ago, while on the same path, when the way got darker, I decided not to venture into the unknown. Monday night was different.

Especially when there is moonlight, I find flashlights to be a nuisance. They tend to prevent our natural night…

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Added by Zander Dorje on January 27, 2011 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Progress ... (part III) an entry detailing some of my preparations for a journey up Mt. Kilimanjaro!

Republished from Light Ripple Enterprises

This morning started well and the day just kept getting better. I was up early enough for meditation and breakfast before 10am! Usually by that time on the weekends I'm just rolling over to listen to NPR. But there was more progress to be made. First, a dear friend is moving back to Berkeley and need some help loading the moving truck. Indeed, many hands make light work. With all…

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Added by Zander Dorje on January 23, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Progress ... (part II) an entry detailing some of my preparations for a journey up Mt. Kilimanjaro!

Republished from Light Ripple Enterprises

Saturday morning I was determined to get an earlier start than most weekends. It was going to be my 'long' day of 3+ hours. While the terrain was not difficult, the distance wore me out a little. This was the longest training hike to date in both time and distance. A stop to visit the pharmacist on the way out and the way back gave me a couple of breaks. It also gave me malaria…

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Added by Zander Dorje on January 23, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Progress... an entry detailing some of my preparations for a journey up Mt. Kilimanjaro!

... moving forward or an advance.

First of all, a big congratulations to the Green Bay Packers and their victory over 'da Bearz'. They are living "progress", advancing to Superbowl XLV.

It feels like there has been some good progress made in my preparations to climb to Uhuru (Freedom) Peak just 25 days from now. Much has been accomplished; much is still to be done.

Thursday was my day of rest. All this walking around is great exercise, but sometimes a guy just gets…

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Added by Zander Dorje on January 23, 2011 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Spiritualizing our Dimensional Self

    The purpose of spiritualizing our dimensional self is to come into wholeness and balance and to advance our perceptions.  This is a permanent shift in consciousness—an upliftment that is stabilized.  The polarities of everyday living are transcended when our dimensional self is established in spiritual wholeness.  We feel anchored in peace.  We have a neutral observer perspective that is receptive to the infinite intelligence of the universe.  We are home in…

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Added by Michelle Engel on January 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

We all know someone with type II diabetes or who is pre-diabetic - this information is for them

Many of you know that over the past ten months I have incorporated…

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Added by Jim Jordan on January 18, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Blessed Unrest

Here are some important thoughts from Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest (Viking, 2007), page 118:



"The United States has the worst social record of any developed country in the world, and it is worse than that of many developing countries. By almost any measure of well-being, the United States brings up the rear: It is… Continue

Added by Sherry L. Ackerman on January 18, 2011 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Growing Food Has Never Been Easier

 

One of my great joys is to grow my own food and I have a small 10x10 plot in the Ashland Community Garden.  With proper rotation and selection of plant varieties, I have lots of delicious, nutritious veggies to use during the  spring/summer/fall growing season.  But when Winter hits I start to run out of homegrown produce.  This…

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Added by Linda Cotrufello on January 10, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Campaign changes form

Welcome to 2011. It isn't hard to see a great year ahead for those those of us committed to a healthier, sturdier, stronger Rogue Valley community. The need to strengthen our local business network, agriculture and web of services will get clearer and more compelling for more people this year.



Some of you saw an… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on January 8, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Excerpted from The Good Life: How to Create a Sustainable and Fulfilling Lifestyle

Food and economics are intimately related. The typical family spends between 15 and 20 percent of their overall household budget for food. Much of this money is not spent supporting local economies, but goes into global corporate food chains that destroy local culture and economies by being more concerned with their bottom line than they are with people or planet. In The End of Food,… Continue

Added by Sherry L. Ackerman on January 6, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Ashland Resource Center & Healthy Transformation Presents in association with Spirit Voyage Live Events: Spring 2011 Concert Series

 Spring 2011 Concert Series!



Snatam Kaur is coming to…

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Added by Linda Cotrufello on January 1, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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