"Hello Reese - I will be offering a free presentation at the boulder library (canyon) on tuesday march 30 at 7 pm:
"How to grow organic vegetables year round with sustainable practices and renewable energy resources"
Just saw your note to me on my Transition page today, 5/8. Thanks for your kind words. It's good to hear from you. I have been on the road since late January and have had litle time to go to my page. Now i have some time off for a few…"
I just joined a couple of weeks ago. I contacted Bill Sutton and a few others in the group. Bill wanted to meet with me to talk about creating a Shambhala group within the bigger group. I thought that perhaps several of us should meet…"
I just joined this Transition Colorado site a couple of weeks ago. I was looking through the members' list and saw your name. I noticed about 7 or 8 other longtime Shambhala members on the list also. Any way, I was thinking that…"
"Hi Bill. I am digitally challenged, so I couldn't figure out how to send a direct response to your invitation to lunch. Maybe this works better any way, just leaving comments on your transitions page.
I am not an organizer. But, lunch sounds…"
"Hello Reese. Great to hear from you. I attended a meeting at the Nomad Co-Housing meeting room last Saturday and met a bunch of great people. I want to get more involved with the Transition movement but not sure to what extent or how. I'm on…"
"Good to see you here, too, Reese. I've been working with Michael quite a bit on creating other Transition sites. We should get together sometime!
Would you like to help me get Transition Shambhala going?"
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Growing vegetable garden at home, getting to know some of my neighbors, buying food from local farms, learning about other ways to be involved
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Studied geology, have worked as a petroleum geologist and in land surveying and construction; from this background, I became concerned about the coming decline in global petroleum production (peak oil) and began to study the issue intensely over the past several years; have also long felt that our current economic systems and lifestyles are not sustainable or conducive to the best possibilities for human happiness and the richness of experience that is possible with a way of life that is more directly connected with nature, the natural rhythms of the seasons, and smaller and more inclusive communities.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
grew up on a farm near a very small town in North Louisiana; there I learned about the ebb and flow of life and death in the natural world, falling in love with trees, the fields, the woods, the "dirt", the darkness of night without artificial lighting, the stars, wild animals, at a very early age; have gardened (from time to time) from those early years, have planted trees for over fifty years; a desire to create a more harmonious community and way of living without necessarily rejecting all modern technology; some brief encounters with shamanic teachers......
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
Any way I can be of help; still learning how to best make use of my knowledge, passions and experience. Can help others develop a more intimate connection with the "wildness" of nature, learn how to be unafraid of nature.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Black Elk Speaks, by Neihardt; A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold; Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, by Suzuki Roshi; New Roots for Agriculture, by Wes Jackson (short, pithy, provocative); Collapse, by Jared Diamond (not as scary as the title sounds); The Discovery of Global Warming, by Spencer Weart; www.realclimate.org ; Beyond Growth, by Herman E. Daly (I was particularly intrigued by Chapter 12, "The Economic Thought of Frederick Soddy"); .................
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Just saw your note to me on my Transition page today, 5/8. Thanks for your kind words. It's good to hear from you. I have been on the road since late January and have had litle time to go to my page. Now i have some time off for a few months, and after reorganizing my world, will be more in touch and looking for new income streams in the sustainability arena. Hope we can meet for coffee or some such thing sometime soon.
Hello Reese. Great to hear from you. I attended a meeting at the Nomad Co-Housing meeting room last Saturday and met a bunch of great people. I want to get more involved with the Transition movement but not sure to what extent or how. I'm on the periphery of the movement and want to make slow moves to the center. I want to start attending more gatherings to whet my appetite and gain knowledge etc. Please keep me abreast of upcoming gatherings that you know about. Hope that you and Dinah are in the very best of shape. Bye for now. Lynda