Ixquick - "The World's Most Powerful Metasearch Engine" (Admirably clear presentation of results) http://ixquick.com For Alternative News Sources, please see bottom Page 8. The Informal Education Homepage. A finely crafted website, providing insight into mainstream schooling alternatives --- from Nyerere and Montessori through Marx, Illich and Owen. Also glimpses what's going on "in your own backyard." English, Scottish and Irish origin..http://www.infed.org/index.htm Social Criticism Review (Social criticism as if survival mattered.) Kirkpatrick Sale, Howard Reingold, Neil Postman, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Amitai Etzioni, Robert Bellah, David Korter, Jerry Mander, Jean Bethke Elstain, Lewis Lapham, Jeremy Rifkin, Vaclav Havel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Gary Wills, Immanuel Kant, Thoreau, de Tocqueville, Dostoyevsky, Aldous Huxley, Eduardo Galeano, Sakharov, Camus, Faulkner, Aristotle, Plato www.socialcritic.org/review.htm
On-line Media Literacy Project
Scott London interviews Jerry Mander, Terry Tempest Williams, James Hillman, Benjamin Barber, Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson, Sam Keen, Richard Rodriguez and others. (Mostly Sun Magazine interviews) http://www.scottlondon.com/interviews/index.html "We The People" Archives (Interviews by Jerry Brown with Chomsky, Illich, Postman, Gatto and others) http://www.wtp.org "Guidestar" - THE source for ALL 640,000 non-profits operating in the United States. Funding needs? Visit: www.guidestar.org Ten Solutions to Transform Victorian Capitalism into Democratic Capitalism David M. Boje June 17, 1998 --- Good, hyperlinked article with links to Mondragon cooperative. Strong Illich influence. Focus on decentralized community organization in New Mexico http://cbae.nmsu.edu/mgt/handout/boje/solviccap/index.html
National Archives and Records Administration
National Archive Photos - U.S.
Myth & Folklore by Laura Gibbs (U.OK.)- a great classics site!
National Archives and Records Administration (with Geneology and Family Historian section) www.archives.gov/ Howard Rheingold: The Well, the Possibilities of Virtual Community, and the Amish Love Affair with Cell Phones http://www.rheingold.com/ Resurgence (Digital version of a very fine, London-based magazine - "The Flagship of Green Politics." Edited by former Jain monk, Satish Kumar) www.resurgence.org
In Athena's Camp (Preparing for Conflict in the Information Age)
(I've always had a soft spot for this charity which helps the poor where they live. Starting in 2007, I began a Heifer style project in the Yucatan - www.Yucatan.homestead.com)
Computer Help and Facilitation
About.com - A useful point of departure
The Spirit of the Age
The impasse contained in the scientific viewpoint itself can only be broken through by the attainment of a view of nothingness which goes further than, which transcends the nihil of nihilism. The basic Buddhist insight of Sunyata, usually translated as "emptiness," "the void," or "no-Thingness," that transcends this nihil, offers a viewpoint that has no equivalent in Western thought.
The consciousness of the scientist, in his mechanized, dead and dumb universe, logically reaches the point where --- if he practices his science existentially and not merely intellectually -- the meaning of his own existence becomes an absurdity and he stands on the rim of the abyss of nihil face to face with his own nothingness. People are not aware of this dilemma. That it does not cause great concern is in itself a symptom of the sub-marine earthquake of which our most desperate world-problems are merely symptomatic.
... It is becoming ever clearer that the terrors of war, hunger and despoliation are neither economic, nor technolgical problems for which there are economic or technological solutions. They are primarily spiritual problems..." Frederick Franck
Frederick Franck was born into a non-observant Jewish family in Holland. He was subsequently baptized a Protestant. After graduating as a dentist, Franck began the first dental clinic at Albert Schweitzer's hospital in West Africa. Later, having embarked a career as writer and artist, Mr. Franck heeded Pope John XXIII's call to build a society of peace on earth (Pacem in Terris.) Franck became the official artist of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and, as a tribute to Pope John, has created a temple of all faiths called Pacem in Terris on his property in Warwick, New York.