Thursday, August 24, 2006

Small Revolutions = Big Change

It's important to remember that the people who seem farthest from the "halls of power" are still working hard to save the world.

Gardeners feed the hungry

A small (35 member) church in rural Arkansas is planting "Seeds of Change" They are using their small plot of land to feed and educate people in their community.

Pastor Terry Simmons says:

“Churches have land,” Simmons said. “Churches have people who love to garden, and churches have a responsibility and a challenging need they can help meet and a desire to reach out and share the love of Christ."

Rebels and Rednecks unite to free the road from fossil fuel

From today's Morning Edition on NPR

"Carl's Corner, Texas, is a truck stop between Dallas and Waco, Texas, where a little revolution has begun. Where truckers fill up on American fuel made from farm crops. BioWillie, they call it, because Willie Nelson is the driving force behind this biodiesel vision. His tour bus runs on it, (so do Bonnie Raitt's and Neil Young's) and a brigade of 18-wheelers barreling down the nation's highways; a growing fleet of semis whose exhaust smells like French fries. "

"Chris Powers, founder of Houston Biodiesel, produces fine-grade biodiesel. He advises, educates, assists, and "takes the mystery out of using biodiesel" by offering homebrew biodiesel classes for alternative-energy enthusiasts. You only need to spend a little time on the Web to find a host of like-minded people pursuing their desire to clean up our environment and lessen dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil. "

For lots of info on Biodiesel visit Willie Nelson's Biodiesel or

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bags by Willow

A birthday gift for a friend has turned into a entrepreneurial endeavor. With her help, I've sold two and another one is in the works. It's fun to have my hobby spread beyond my work space into the wider world.