These links will knock your socks off.
The Times describes the Harris family as “partisans of a movement some call voluntary simplicity.”
All I’ve got to say is, Welcome Neighbors!
On the theme of healthy, local community in Vermont, I was just privileged to listen to one of Vermont’s finest writers – Tom Slayton – deliver a commencement speech at a college graduation. Mr. Slayton ended his speech with a poem by my favorite poet, Gary Snyder.
The poem is called: For the Children
Although BNT knows it’s possible to travel without leaving home, for all the good and necessary focus on local community, there’s still a mighty big world out here.
Two sites that all socially conscious travelers should know about are The Common Language Project, dedicated to citizen powered global journalism, and Stay Another Day, a great tool for connecting with grassroots organizations that are working for a better world in the former war-zones of South East Asia.
“It’s better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.”
I’m off to the bonfire. Have a great weekend everybody.