Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men (TED Talk)

If you can make it through this one without shedding a tear of joy, you’re probably better off avoiding this corner of the internet.

Happy Holidays from the DP Blog!  Hope you and yours are happy, healthy and wise.  🙂


Humanity at the 4th Agricultural Crossroads: A Choice of Cleverness or Wisdom

Harvard University Extension School

Humanity at the 4th Agricultural Crossroads:

A Choice of Cleverness or Wisdom

ENVR-120 Environmental Ethics & Land Management

Department of Environmental Management


Chris Oestereich


St. Louis, MO

December, 2011

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Give Me Betterness, or Give Me Death!


n.  The quality of being better or superior; superiority.

             Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.

I have often thought that the best way to define a man’s character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it came upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensively active and alive. At such moments, there is a voice inside which speaks and says, ‘This is the real me.’ —William James Continue reading

Join the Root Strikers Project! (#occupywallstreet)

Post-A-Day: Day 12

“For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.” Henry David Thoreau.

flickr/Will Merydith

Tired of hacking at the leaves of evil?  (I am!)  Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig thinks the #occupywallstreet protests “could turn into something more.”  He is putting out a call to both sides of the political aisle to collaborate with those who want their efforts to make a difference.  Professor Lessig discusses his plan here:

Sold?  I was.

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Don’t Go Back To Sleep

I started this post earlier this week as a tribute to Tim DeChristopher, the climate activist who is currently serving time for attempting to bring attention to an unjust auction of federal lands.   Before I get to that, please watch this video from Josh Fox, director of Gasland, which details the planned acts of civil disobedience in protest of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

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