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Rural vs Urban

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Back to index … “These peasants carry their honour in their hands so that they may constantly consult it; this same honour that once was felt so much at home in the city but now has taken refuge in a more rural setting.” ~ Tirso de Molina, 1630, “Burlador de Sevilla” Our goal in designing a small number of rural communities is not to ignore cities, nor to deprecate their ability to have within them effective and even resilient communities, but to start somewhere. Among our motivations for beginning in rural areas are: Land is cheaper. Rules are fewer. Large tracts of

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Design Patterns of Resilient Communities: Introduction

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“Whatever you would do or dream you can, begin it. Commitment has genius, power, and magic within it.” ~ Goethe Our goal is to make available communities that are designed with a long-term perspective, which have resiliency built into as many features and aspects of the community as possible. Accordingly, we are working on establishing various ways to “make things work better.” As part of that process, we are organising this document to be a set of design patterns for ourselves as well as for other people engaged in the work of building better communities. There are many aspects to our

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The Pine Ridge Community of Cayo, Belize

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The Pine Ridge Community of Cayo, Belize Dennis L. Feucht, Pine Ridge community resident Introduction Pine Ridge Road is an unpaved rock-gravel road that begins at the tarred (“€œpaved””) Western Highway in the Cayo district of Belize, an independent state the size of Massachusetts that is south of the Yucatan, Mexico. It was the former British colony of British Honduras. After the American War of the 1860s, numerous Confederate soldiers came here seeking a new environment. Pine Ridge Road runs southward into the jungle hills, ending in about 30 miles at Caracol, the former headquarters of the Maya, now a

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What the blockchain is AND isn’t … (and Lenny Wilkens’ Basketball Camp)

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Some Background: I doubt that I’m the first to write an article on this subject – the misunderstandings and meandering interpretations of WHAT the “blockchain” is … FYI – I should explain a little about myself. I’ve been a professional software developer, engineer, architect and project manager for 14 years (it feels like 15 for some strange reason). I got into computers, seriously into them, kind of late – after 30 years of age. When I was 10 years old I’d asked my parents if I could go to computer camp … this was the year 1980. My dad, in

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Decentralised dance party SF

Great fun!

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This past Friday and Saturday, the Resilient Ways team of Dan Sullivan and Jim Davidson attended the Startup Societies summit in San Francisco. We met several hundred new people, talked to them about our work and plans, passed out our new handouts, swapped business cards with many dozens of persons, and saw all kinds of speakers and presentations. In summary, it was great fun. There was also much fun on Saturday evening at the Decentralised Dance Party which ran, for us, from about 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. About 200 people marched around the city from Rincon park, stopping at

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So many bonds to choose from …

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Of course, these bonds are meant in JEST … but really – are these hypothetical financial instruments any “scarier” than the bogus crap the FEDERAL RESERVE does, all the time? – no. Janet Yellen WISHES she had these bonds … especially the “Singularity Bond” … because once the inflation gets too far, well … sawdust bread folks, and other even more horrible crap. (and sawdust bread? – check your sandwich roll at Subway … already there man)

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