Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Seeds, Spirits, and Open Space Technology: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on February 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm, by

It is often said that the first step toward a solution or significant change is admitting that you have a problem. When hints of spring start interrupting February’s winter cold, I realize that I have a problem. A gardening problem. Collating the results of hours spent with seed catalogs, I realize there is absolutely no […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on February 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm, by

Katrina and Neta went to Quincy.  Katrina, Will and Waid, and Neta went to Kirksville. Larry Tague said he is taking his wife, Tamara, to Quincy for her birthday and is spending gobs of money on her.  Tamara replied, “LOL!” Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge went to the Memphis Pizza Hut on February 12th.  The […]

Tasks, Goals, and Values: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on February 20, 2018 at 12:39 pm, by

This column is usually a reflective narrative of what has happened over the past week or so here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage.  So when I know that I’ll be writing, I try to be extra observant and reflective—I want to capture that nugget of philosophy in the mundane and beautiful details of everyday life. Except […]

God is Not Our Waiter

Written on February 20, 2018 at 11:55 am, by

Might we have things a bit backwards at times?  Do we practice prayer sporadically and, when we do, it’s the process of us sitting at the table (or pew) and placing our orders?  “God, we’d like two days unscrambled so that by 8:00 p.m. we could note that they were over easy.  Too, would you keep […]

Windy

Written on February 20, 2018 at 11:53 am, by

One of the obstacles that most hunters and fishermen dread is the wind. A light wind is not a factor – it’s even helpful, but a windy day is burdensome to the fishermen and causes most game to stay out of sight. Most of the time I complain about the wind like everyone else, but […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on February 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm, by

Our sympathy to family and friends of Shirley (Swearingen) Satterly. Also, sympathy to family and friends of Naomi Kidd-Schwandt.  She passed on Sunday, February 11th. Our sympathy to family and friends of Renee Ross Vetter. She passed away on Wednesday, February 7th. Dale Tague went to Kirksville. Katrina and Neta went to Kirksville. Some of […]

Be a Builder, Not a Barker 

Written on February 13, 2018 at 11:25 am, by

Shall we take this tiny portion of a time-slot in which we live and be builders of community and people?  Or, shall we spend our slim amount of days on earth barking in disapproval of the passers-by?  It is a choice, you know.  Much of the negative speaking is merely done so unconsciously that one […]

Creation

Written on February 13, 2018 at 10:35 am, by

I took another trip to the woods the other day. I hadn’t been for nearly a month. My deer season ended at the end of December and since then I have been trying to catch up on work. My weapon this time was not a gun or bow, but a chainsaw. The winter seemed to […]

Winter Rules

Written on February 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, with yet another field report, churned out between the sundry tasks on my list. Where did I put that list anyway? Finding it is probably going to involve a walk in the cold somewhere. That’s my thing that I do in winter. I walk around in the cold. I slept in […]

What Will Turn America Back to God… Seriously? 

Written on February 6, 2018 at 10:44 am, by

America’s spiritual fiber is suffering.  It isn’t a matter of the pro or con of church attendance.  Neither is it due to a lack of Bible promoters and quoters.  No, our struggle for relief in this smothering religiosity of ours is that we have failed to find the Truth. Now… before the religious want to […]