Stone Soup

(Italicized text originally found here: http://www.extremelinux.info/stonesoup/stonesoup.html)

Once upon a time, somewhere in post-war Eastern Europe, there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a wandering soldier came into a village and began asking questions as if he planned to stay for the night.

“There’s not a bite to eat in the whole province,” he was told. “Better keep moving on.”

“Oh, I have everything I need,” he said. “In fact, I was thinking of making some stone soup to share with all of you.” He pulled an iron cauldron from his wagon, filled it with water, and built a fire under it. Then, with great ceremony, he drew an ordinary-looking stone from a velvet bag and dropped it into the water.

By now, hearing the rumor of food, most of the villagers Read More

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Proposal Letter to Paul Wheaton – the Duke of Permaculture

April 23, 2015

Re: Asking to add a section “Ubuntu-Contributionism Communities” to your forum list.

Dear Paul Wheaton;

Hi, my name is Karin Lacy. I’m a Lightworker of the First Wave, presently living in Mount Shasta, Northern California.

I’ve watched a lot of permaculture videos over the years, and I would love to co-create with some special permaculture people and turn a bare piece of land into a garden and homestead for a small self-sustaining community.

I just subscribed to your email newsletter because I enjoy watching your videos and to feel your powerful and refreshing energy. You are such a shining Light in the global grassroots movement of making the world a better place. (smile)

Your introductory paragraph on your website caught my attention:

“This is paul wheaton’s daily-ish email that is usually about permaculture and making a better world through learning good things rather than being angry at

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