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August 2019 Magazine

Our featured library this month is the Doris Foley Library, a research library located in Nevada City, California. John de Graaf’s brilliant article THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: THE PROMISE OF COHOUSING gives us a perspective on these vital communities and Nevada City, California architect and entrepreneur Charles Durrett, who has designed 50 cohousing communities across America. We also commemorate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.


“It Ain’t No California”: Drilling for Oil in Texas

I purchased a piece of land to build a small 427 square foot house in Quanah, Texas after a process of elimination as all other jurisdictions in Texas and North Carolina would not allow for the building of a house this size within city limits or did not have suitable land available. I considered that it’s relatively warm in Texas, yet not too hot in its northern part, and I liked that there are no income taxes in the state. In the summer,...


HOW TO GIVE THANKS FOR OUR FOOD

In a world where 16,000 children die of hunger-related diseases every day—five September 11 holocausts every day, almost unnoticed—we Americans have ample reason to be grateful for the bounty of food we take for granted.  Indeed, while hunger in America is increasing due to the elimination of food stamp benefits and greater inequality, we are more likely to die in America from the complications of eating too much.  But we show precious little gratitude for our cornucopia and even less for the people who produce it.  From Jefferson to Tocqueville to Bryan and well beyond, farming was once an honored profession in America.  It is no more, but it can be again.


The Future of Fuel Cells

From Ohio

The Future of Fuel Cells

By PR for People News Team

The basic concept of a fuel cell is simple — it converts chemical energy into electricity.

To hear Kent State professor Dr. Yanhai Du tell it, the impact of modern and emerging fuel cell technology is anything but basic. Fuel cells have the potential to deliver on the promise of the elusive cold-fusion...