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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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Lawrence Community Shelter

My Sundays in Lawrence, KS

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For the last two months, I have set aside the hours of 3 p.m. (15:00) to 6 p.m. (18:00) to volunteer in the kitchen at the Lawrence community shelter. Why? Research, partly, and spirit of cooperation mainly. Today it was mostly dish, pan washing, and a bit of food prep. There was water all over the floor, due to some leaks in the plumbing. For a while, the drains smelled terrible, again, so I used a bit of vinegar to clear the smell. Most of the pans were baked on food, some were burnt on food, all got a thorough

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Planned Communities: Everyone Loves Them

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Planned Communities, as American as Apple Pie Planned communities have been in existence since the first settlers sailed to America. They are mini-cities. Places where home, work, school, entertainment, and church are all within walking distance. From Jamestown to Plymouth, people have always been able to come together for mutual benefit in peaceful ways. Planned Communities Today Today’s planned communities can be gated, retro-styled mini-towns, or even self-sufficient villages. They can include large lots, small lots, and can be based around business or agriculture. There is a New England based company, First Day Cottage that has designed communities that are

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Living as Freely as Possible

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Self-Sufficient and Resilient Most of you have heard the old hypothetical, if a tree falls in the forest with no one to hear it does it make a sound? The idea is that there are two parts to the equation: the tree and the person hearing it fall. I submit the same is true of laws. Without law enforcement, do they really have any power? The truth is that laws and government is an illusion. A law doesn’t stop anyone from committing a crime. They act as a means of adjudicating the crime after an enforcer captures you. I’m not

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Homeschool Resources

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Homeschool is Freedom One of the most important aspects of creating a free society is education choice. Homeschool and private schools are gaining a lot of traction, something many of us are excited to see. Not only do they afford a better education, but, in the case of home schools, one that is without the standard indoctrination that comes with every public school experience. Homeschoolers Do Better The benefits to homeschool are more than just freedom. Studies have shown that students who homeschool do better in college than their public school peers. Students coming from a home school graduated college

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