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collectively mourn 2020

collectively mourn 2020

can we collectively mourn the remainder of 2020? mourning is a dynamic verb. you can be sad, dance and sing, shed a tear, smoke one, cry hysterically, pour libations, laugh hard or play music for our newly-made ancestors.   in a society where disposability permeates everything we do, we’ve learned to even trash our dead and call it ‘casualties’. 🚯 before we can get to the upside of whatever we think could be on the other side of the year’s mountain, we should take time to mourn. patrice some’ in his book “Ritual” says that the living must properly mourn the...

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analog girl in a digital world

analog girl in a digital world

true analog girl in a digital world. 🌍 i grew up on captain planet at 3p, the only technology i worried about dying was my gigapet, and my clock being the street lights. so nowadays my ability to keep up with the vast consumption of technology overwhelms me.  on top of that, having an emotional/ spiritual connection to the rest of the universe (we all do!) that pulls and wears on my mood, sis be ready to sit this one out.  as i’m navigating more of the backend of the Fort, the cooperative, it’s hard to provide ‘content’ 😑 and...

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start a cooperative they said

start a cooperative they said

start a coop they said, it will be great they said. 🌐 while i was expecting the process to transition officially into a cooperative to be quick and cookie cutter, the journey is slow and intuitive, custom built. customizing our work culture where meetings can be:  held in a meadow of flowers, centered around a table of cozy snacks, or in our pjs because rest is powerful.  in the FORT’s cooperative development process, we gained a steering committee of 8 brilliant minds to crystallize the operating agreement and membership model, and align those processes to the Fort’s politic. in that process...

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the chest popping sage grouse and you

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the chest popping sage grouse and you

cuffing season is on the way and this bird's mating dance helps to protect YOU and over 300 animal and plant species in Western US. groups of male SAGE GROUSE meet in the same exact place every year, known as a LEK, to perform this chest bouncing dance to convince a female grouse he's worth mating with. because the location of the lek never changes over years, sage grouses have become an INDICATOR SPECIES, the sage grouse's good health indicates that species of animals and plants within it's ECOSYSTEM are also in good health. the sage grouse and many of its...

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5 tips for choosing the best water bottle for your life

5 tips for choosing the best water bottle for your life

choosing the right reusable water bottle for you, really depends on your lifestyle. water bottles are an investments (ranging from $10 to upward $80), and so, getting the right one on the first buy is important. and since we've been around the reusable water bottle block for some time, and also spent money on many bottles that didn't work for my lifestyle, here are five things to consider when choosing the best water bottle.  material if you are clumsy, you might not want a glass bottle. and if you are a zero waste enthusiasts you don't want a plastic water bottle. as...

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