Posted on September 6th, 2014 and last modified on February 3rd, 2016.
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Thriving on One Planet: The Big Picture

The big picture of One Planet Thriving: (1) Our modern way of life is the largest, most unethical failure in human history. (2) We know how to reverse that failure and thrive on one planet’s worth of resources. (3) The trick is transitioning to that way of life. For more detail, read this post which, in turn, has links to more detailed posts and resources.


July 5, 2016

Pictures of stuff I’ve made recently. Look for a copper pot to make an appearance soon.

“The Badger” Messenger Bag

Hand-dyed a custom Cherry Chocolate with Savannah Red accents, this 11″ x 14″ bag is made of full grain vegetable-tanned leather and designed to hold a MacBook Air plus several books. Customizable modules hold whatever you wish. Hand-stitched and hand-burnished. Fit with a stainless steel cobra buckle and solid nickel-plated hardware.

Front with strap

Badger Messenger Bag: Front










Badger Messenger Bag: Back


Badger Messenger Bag: Side

Strap buckle detail

Badger Messenger Bag: Strap buckle detail



Badger Messenger Bag: Key fob module & Wallet module

Modules Detail

Badger Messenger Bag: Module Detail



Badger Messenger Bag: Inside (with optional module strap)


Handle Detail

Badger Messenger Bag: Handle Detail


Cobra Buckle Detail

Badger Messenger Bag: Front Cobra Buckle Detail




Swiss Army Knife Sheath


Rumi’s Sheath


Compass/Fire tin Case


Mora Knife Sheath


Journal Cover





Movie: Reversing the Mississippi

What happens with a guru in creating affordable physical technology for farming meets a guru in creating social connections for youth to teach them farming? I have been waiting to find out since I first saw the trailer for Reversing the Mississippi in June of 2015. Thanks to Ian Midgley, the film premiered on the […]

Building a Worm Composting Bin in Mazatlan, Mexico (Video Link)
IMG_1272 Building a Worm Composting Bin In Mazatlan, Mexico



As a newly retired Registered Nurse with a passion for human health,  I am most curious about our connection to the soil (Gia, earth) which is our soul source of  essential nutrition.  Vitamins, minerals and  gases (the most important being oxygen and carbon dioxide) find their roots in a soil community and the biological chemistry that exists between the members of that community. When I think about life and follow our journey, the story always ends with a journey back to the soil.

What is  worm composting?  Worm composting begins with household vegetable wastes and ends with worm casting or worm poop!  Why worm compost?  Worm castings are filled with life. There are billions of plant bio-available beneficial bacteria, fiber, vitamins, & minerals in the castings. When you add fresh castings to the soil you are inoculating the soil with a living mass that will continue to grow and spread throughout your soil environment, providing the essential nutrition for a healthy soil.  “How to Build a Worm Composting Bin” is an instructional video guide created in Mazatlan, Mexico.  In the video, I explain how to find the materials needed and how to build a compost bin.

Broken Open

This heart broke slowly…

The Rain Salesman

I wanted to be a rain salesman, / carrying my satchel full of rain from door to door, / selling thunder, selling the way the air feels after a downpour

The Balloon Boat (video)

Ahoy Maties!  No birthday is complete without a “Balloon Boat”. This is a fun project for kids of all ages.  (Of course, remember water safety when playing near water. So have an adult with you before you launch).  Anchors away!  And thank you for viewing….. Kennie D’s Science Projects.  🙂

The past is not behind you

“The world is wrong. You can’t put the past behind you. It’s buried in you; it’s turned your flesh into its own cupboard. Not everything remembered is useful but it all comes from the world to be stored in you…Did I hear what I think I heard? Did that just come out of my mouth, […]

Social Technology Overview

Social Technologies are part of Solutions for a Functional Future Our culture places a lot of faith in technological fixes to many of our planetary problems, but the word “technology” is almost always used to refer to physical technology (e.g., solar panels, swales and berms, etc.). Social technology are the sets of technologies we can […]

Unpleasant Positive & Pleasant Negative

Reality and our response to it can be greatly facilitated by making a simple change. Instead of talking about positive and negative emotion, we should be talking about pleasant and unpleasant emotion. Then, it becomes much easier to identify and discuss situations where pleasant-unpleasant are not synonymous with positive and negative. Instead, the two continua […]