strawbale home, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you true love, disappearing highways, freedom, edible packaging and natural homes. Gorgeous Cobb Home Check out this gorgeous cobb and straw bale home located in SE Michigan. This is one of the better examples of functional, beautiful and affordable natural home building. They offer many tours, workshops and internships on natural building…

side bed

A Romp Through My Garden Jungle

Every day my garden looks more like a jungle. As you can see from the pictures, my garden is not super neat with vegetables in neat rows and spaces. I’ve been adding beds and plants piecemeal ever since I moved in 3 years ago. Believe it or not, when I bought it, there were only…

Echoes, poetry, love

Echoes of Love

Echoes of Love your words, distilled light soothing my fearful mind your touch, liquid love healing my weary body your kindness, divine well filling my empty vessel your footprints, eternal treasures leaving echoes of love in my soul walk on by… ~ This post is to remind me of the changing nature of life and…

vertical gardens, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you strangers, amazing photography, living street art, vertical gardens and more. Talk to Strangers Here’s a fun twist on the idea we’re taught as children to NOT talk to strangers. Robbie Stokes decided to travel the world talking to strangers to see if he could bring more understanding into the…

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Imagine Peace

Originally posted on writing to freedom:
For many of us, war is clearly not the answer. Let’s try peace. photo of Hoi, Vietnam by Kirk Lanier For inspiration, we can draw on John Lennon’s beautiful song and vision for a world united in peace, Imagine. As part of my commitment to peace, bloggers for peace,…

Love's Call, Poetry

Love’s Call

Love’s Call vibrant colors exploding sending out beacons of light birds, bees and people take flight flocking to absorb the beauty ~ intoxicating aroma fills the air wafting through body and heart bees buzz, birds sing and lovers start what is this eternal call ~ poets ponder gypsies wander creatures heed the call no need…

Teddy Stallard, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you Teddy’s teacher, cool batteries, Danny’s gang, sustainable zoos and smooth magic. Enjoy! Teddy and his Teacher  Get your tissues ready! This is a very touching story about the power of one person to change the direction of another person’s life. It’s hard to say whether Teddy or his teacher,…

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Freedom as Responsibility

Originally posted on writing to freedom:
What does the word freedom mean to you? And does freedom come with responsibilities to others? For me, freedom comes with responsibility. Freedom means the right to think, speak, and live my truth while doing no harm. I believe that our rights must be integrated with the rights of others…

ceramic figures, Belen Soto, artist

Dancing with Dino

Dancing with Dino I once met a figure from Spain who traveled mostly in the plain he was a small green fellow and rather quiet and mellow ~ but find any water or puddle and beware the Dino muddle full of jumping, leaping and roaring giggling, grinning and soaring ~ come dance with Dino and…

challenging children, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you mothering, dance, tiny solar, peace of mind, ketchup cars and open source ideas. Challenging Kids This is an inspiring post about mothering and accepting what can be called challenging kids that don’t fit in and make it easy for their parents or others. But as Janelle reminds us, love will find a way.…