Author Archives: Ann Kreilkamp

About Ann Kreilkamp

I'm a Ph.D. philosopher, author, magazine founder and editor, and consulting astrologer who took the Permaculture Design Course in 2007. In 2009 I deepened my committment to both "above" and "below" by starting to attend UFO conferences and founding a neighborhood permaculture garden (ganggarden.wordpress.com). See www.tendrepress.com for bio, etc.

Big Ag (and Transport), Big Ed, Big Med, and and Big Penis (oops! I meant to say Big Military/Industrial Complex): What do they all have in common?

Answer: they are all ripe for disruption. Why? Because these unwieldy cartels have such systemic and contradictory complexity, plus top-heaviness and fixed costs — with little or no, or negative return — that their great hulking masses can be jacked up and then … Continue reading

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PHOTO ESSAY: A weekend trip to small towns, communities, and land in East Central Indiana

On Friday afternoon, Puppy Shadow and I drove up to the  Oakwood Retreat Center, near Selma Indiana — again. I had signed up to help with spring cleaning, but when I got there was told that I didn’t have to clean, but … Continue reading

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Doomer Humor: John Oliver’s End of the World

Wow, what a great way to begin this new week, during a time when it looks like, according to Simon Parkes April Newsletter, that despite the particularly clever piece of skullduggery which Putin figured out and refused to take the bait, … Continue reading

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Good News: U.S. SOLAR SOARS

Note: even though the sun is not so consistent in Indiana, I put solar systems on the roof of one house for both houses here, 16 panels each, for a total of 32. That’s about 75% of the energy needed for … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin’s four-hour annual Q&A with the Russian people drew 3 million questions.

If you still tend to believe the “evil Putin” U.S. propaganda, check this out: Three Western Media Myths about Vladimir Putin In case you have time to read it, Lada Ray put up an English transcript of the April 16th event. Here’s RT’s report: Putin … Continue reading

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If Gandhi took a yoga class . . .

Couldn’t resist this. (Laughed all the way to the last few seconds, when it kind of petered out.) So much better to illustrate the gulf between cultures, as well as the posing that goes on in ours, with quick humor … Continue reading

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Oh well, Hillary . . . considerations.

Note: The word “consideration,” means to go with the stars. Just as “disaster” means to turn away from the stars. Hillary may, just may “go with the stars.” Especially, if campaign advisor John Podesta has his way and her presidency (for it … Continue reading

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Trend Setters Department: 4 ways to level the playing field

I may be foolish, but I can still dream. Here’s one young CEO who dares to dream big in a brand new way. One Company’s New Minimum Wage: 70,000 per year And the best thing about the shift? This CEO will cut … Continue reading

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The Mothers Gather: To prepare for Indiana University’s “Little 500″ weekend; to celebrate the birth of a baby elephant

On this fine April morning, I sat in my living room with eight other women, five of whom were neighbors. The other three were from various “official bodies”: Sarah from the office of the IU Dean of Students; Pam, neighborhood … Continue reading

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David Swanson: Prophet of Peace or Teller of Doom? That depends on us.

David Swanson is the single most brilliant and articulate dissector of the deeply skewed war mentality and practice that, thanks to the U.S. Government’s seamless alliance with bloodthirsty corporations, dominates the entire planet today. I dare you to read or watch this … Continue reading

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