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Earthships: Up close and personal

Earthships certainly do not look like traditional houses from the east coast, nor do they function in the same way.  They are quirky, extremely labor intensive, produce a measurable amount of waste during the building phase and require maintenance that … Continue reading

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Living in Taos, New Mexico

Driving across the country has made the time adjustment absolutely painless.  Each morning I see the things we only imagine of in New York.  This entry will be mostly pictures presented in chronological order. 

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Driving across the USA from Pittsburgh PA to Taos NM.

Before I get into my cross country trip, it is important to recognize that we no longer live in Samoa.  I haven’t even logged into wordpress since we left in late 2012.  I was shocked this morning to see that … Continue reading

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Summer Practice

In almost all of the material we have read about Samoan culture, there is always a section on family land. The matai breaks up the land for each person in the family to farm as they see fit. So, in … Continue reading

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Six weeks left!

In SIX WEEKS, Dave and I will be meeting the rest of our cohort in Los Angeles before flying off to Samoa.  It’s about time – we’ve been looking forward to it since the day last March when our Peace … Continue reading

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