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Is There Any Hope for the Future?

I recently read words by Mayer Hillman in an article by Patrick Barkham in The Guardian - "We're doomed" . . . “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting the polar ice caps. And very few appear to be prepared to say so.” Hillman goes on to ask - “Can you see everyone in a democracy volunteering to give up flying? Can you see the majority of the population becoming vegan? Can you see the majority agreeing to restrict the size of their families?” And then he says - “Wealthy people will be better able to adapt but the world’s population will head to regions…
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Simply Morels

[caption id="attachment_2558" align="alignright" width="300"] 3 Morels by Simeon[/caption] Although this topic has nothing to do with materials it still might be interesting to some. Like many forest dwellers, we enjoy hunting for and eating Morel Mushrooms that appear in random places near the end of April. All the recipes we have heard or read use oil, butter, breading to fry or mixing them into some other food dish. Simeon was determined to discover how morel mushrooms would taste just plain and simple with no added flavors. He discovered cooking morels is simply morels and shares his recipe with you - [caption id="attachment_2559" align="alignleft" width="300"] Morels Cut Into Slabs by Simeon[/caption] First slice the morel mushrooms into thin slabs. Next, put about 1mm depth of water on an oven-safe ceramic plate. Then…
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Community Playground

Origins 517 Carnival from Yemm & Hart's Origins Patterns collection has recently been used in New York City by May + Watkins Design. Follow this link to see the playground and learn more about the design company - http://maywatkinsdesign.com/childrens-museums/community-playground/ [caption id="attachment_1706" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Origins 517 Carnival[/caption]
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Tire Veneer Appreciated by Horses

There once was a horse barn that had a new concrete floor in a portion of it. The owner planned to cover the concrete with Tire Veneer, a rubber roll material. The installation was loose lay without adhesive. The material arrived on Thursday and one half of the concrete was covered on Friday.  The installation crew did not work over the weekend. When they returned on Monday, they discovered the horses were standing on the rubber portion and not on the concrete. This Indicates that it may be less stressful to stand on rubber than bare concrete. Voting with their feet!
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