A Guide to the Art of Time Banking – a Labor-Time Based Bartering System

The art of time banking is that in realizing our most precious thing in this life is time and with this, that each of our time is therefore worth that ultimately equal amount. Thus, time banking at its essence is an agreement based on your word for an hour of your...

How CoVid-19 lays bare the fragility of an unsustainable economy

In a time for reflection, with most of us spending the majority of our time walking, thinking, reading, we observe people coping with difficult situations from losing their jobs, experiencing social isolation, protesting in anger, and grieving loses in isolation....

The value of a time bank

This summer I stumbled across an interesting phenomenon while working on my ongoing effort at Poncha Pass. The idea has always been to build an education center revolving around sustainability, collaboration, and wellness. Earlier this summer, I realized the time to...

Embracing the World of Flexibility in Green Living

The hour is approaching two am and I sit. Working the night shift, I have another five hours watching monitors before I call it a day and head home. Tonight, it is a particularly quiet evening, allowing me to put a few thoughts to paper. My effort at Poncha Pass, like...

A Brave New World – The arrival of AI through flow of logic

A Brave New World was written by Aldous Huxley and discusses just how a technological future might look like for earthlings. It sits atop a list of other noted books including 1984 (George Orwell) and The Foundation Series (Isaac Asimov) which eerily predict the...

Learning to Understand Wild Sage in Colorado

Since starting work at Poncha Pass last August and again this spring, I find myself passing the days in a field of sage. Initially, one does not notice the twisted woody plant with a elegant green canopy right away as it sweeps across and dominates the landscape....

Going to war with the climate crisis

Houston, we have a problem. As reports become increasingly dire by the week with headlines stating we have less than 5 years left to make significant reductions in carbon emissions before run away warming begins to take place or that 1 million species face extinction,...

Cycles – Embracing the biology of us

Cycles. Our world is governed by them, nature lives by them, and when we embrace them, we can find the flow of life and ride its waves. This past Monday, I awoke to a different morning from any other these past winter months. It was cool outside in the predawn...

Are you a dreamer?

I found myself talking to a friend the other day and the topic of dreaming came up. When it does, people have two responses. Either they dream or they choose to ignore the concept for its chaotic and cryptic nature stating, “No, I do not dream.” What I find...

Tiny Home Workshop summer 2019

From the onset of my efforts to build a sustainable education and retreat center, the true value of the project I have thought, remained in the ability to one, be a case study of affordable & sustainable living and two, focus on the education or dissemination of...