For those of us who live near the near-fallen motor city, the words green and Detroit don’t usually go together. This week’s “Detroit Metro Times” article, Down a green path, discusses a proposal for an alternative community called Adamah. “The project leans heavily on agriculture. Plans include greenhouses for tulips and vegetables, grazing land and a dairy, a tree farm and lumber mill, community gardens and a shrimp farm. The plans also include windmills to generate electricity, ivy-covered freeway buffers to help clean the air, a canal for both irrigation and recreation, even co-housing, which can include shared dining and common areas to provide a greater sense of community. It calls for creation of living and work spaces in such old industrial buildings as the former Packard auto plant.”
Almost everyone has heard the clip from Lou Gehrig’s farewell to baseball speech where he says, “today (today…today) I consider myself the luckiest (luckiest..luckiest) man on the face of this earth. Well check out the whole speech. It reads like a beautiful piece of American folk art.
Another David Ehrenfeld link, this one from Tikkun Magazine The Coming Collapse of the Age of Technology
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So, after another postseason ended in defeat, everyone wants to know: Is this the end for the Atlanta Braves? Lets hope so!
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With Jeremy into the Diamondbacks, I’m watching game 5 with great interest. He made it to the 5th inning before he had to go to sleep. It’s 11:04pm and there are 3 outs ’til the D-backs go to the world series. It sure sucks that kids can’t watch the end of these post season games. I plan to wake him in a few mintues if I’m sure the Diamondbacks are going to win. Over on the other channel, it’s a 0-0 game between the Yankees and Mariners. Did I ever say that I love baseball?
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Are You Smarter Than Miss America? “The 2001 Miss America pageant featured, for the first time ever and for no apparent reason, a multiple-choice quiz section which covered subjects from civics to Betty White. Answer the eight questions and you can discover whether you’re smarter than some or all of the five finalists. Because you have to know.