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Our new nest

We moved to Ithaca in 2008 with the intention to start a vegan ecovillage, and we have come a long way since then – just this week, with the help of a buyer’s agent, we closed on a little 1947 stick frame house here in Ithaca. How did we go from anti-mortgage to mortgage-holders in […]

Some really good books for activists

This is a list of books I’ve found very helpful as an activist – from good strategy to essential history to inspiring personal narratives, these are eye-openers and life-changers…

This one’s for you, animal family

I’ve realized recently that I don’t speak up enough for animals. I fear bothering people. I know that for me, going vegan was a long and sometimes jarring process. I remember feeling afraid and guilty and very challenged and uncomfortable at times. I remember that the idea of changing my life in what felt like […]

Victor Papanek’s Design for the Real World

We’ve mentioned Victor Papanek’s Design for the Real World a bunch of times but never blogged it properly, so here goes. Read it! It’s amazing. It was written in 1970 but is still all-too-relevant today. The cover of our awesome 1973 Bantam edition (pictured here), reads, “Why the Things You Buy Are Expensive, Unsafe, and […]

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