Thursday, November 25, 2010

Living More with Less: An Idea Whose Time Has Come Again

What do you know - Living More With Less, a little book with lots of simple Mennonite advice, has come out in a new edition.

So I dug out my 1980 edition. It's a book of grassroots ideas on how to live simply (a bazillion with the contributor and hometown noted). It's interesting reading if you have the patience to wade through over-the-top suggestions like:

We switched from our automatic washer and dryer to a wringer washer, laundry tubs, and clothesline. I do six loads of wash once a week in an hour and a half with one washer full of hot water. I rinse in cold water." p. 152.

Um... no thanks on that one. But, as the article says, the book should do well with the modern emphasis on living simply and interest in things Amish and Mennonite.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A call to poets on Remembrance Day

Here's your poetry prompt for the day, Canadian poets!

The Province is calling on all readers and budding poets, slam or otherwise, to share their words here on Remembrance Day, as Harbord Harbord did many years ago...

A call to arms for B.C. poets on Remembrance Day:

Monday, November 01, 2010

New poetry stuff

I've just from come poking around on one of my favourite poetry sites, Utmost Christian Writers.

You'll want to read Sue Plett's latest article in the Poet's Classroom Series: "Add to the Beauty." (Also check out the Poet's Classroom index to see if you've missed any others of these helpful instructional articles.)

At Utmost I also found a link to the YouTube of Marianne Jones, reading from Here, on the Ground. I've embedded it below... enjoy!