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 ( See for bio, etc.

Solar still renders salt water drinkable

Aha! So Robert Redford’s makeshift, make-do construction of a solar still for sea water in the white knuckle survival film “All is Lost” is based on reality! I wondered about that scene . . .  Here’s a fancier version. Via … Continue reading

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This (interim) university president redistributes 25% of his salary to those at the bottom of the university hierarchy

What do you want to bet the trustees of Kentucky State university won’t want to hire Raymond Burse as their permanent replacement when his one year interim term ends. His idea of actually, personally, taking steps to pay it forward by lessening the gap … Continue reading

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Five Oregon children decide to legally “claim the sky,” arguing that “nature is a public trust.”

Yes! It’s about time children, whose world this will soon be, claimed their stake in the future. Hey! All you idealistic young ones who want to become lawyers! Here’s a way you can, by eliminating student debt, jump right away into … Continue reading

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Graham Hancock, on the efficacy of “good and evil”

Listened to this 20-minute video while lying in bed early this morning. Good. Provocative. Haven’t read either of his own books to which he refers. Probably don’t need to. I viscerally “get” both the banality and viciousness of evil, plus the function … Continue reading

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Mercury Retrograde, October 4-25, 2014: Here’s MY process, what’s yours?

Note: Mercury stops, and goes retrograde (moves backward) three times each year, for three weeks each time. Mercury went Rx on October 4 and will turn to go direct on October 25th. What follows is an example of the kind … Continue reading

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Tiny Buddha’s tranquility infects Oakland neighborhood

Last year I took a two month trip to Thailand, with a three-week segue to India, where we followed the trail of the Buddha’s life: his place of birth, meditation under the Bodhi tree leading to enlightenment, first teaching, and … Continue reading

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October 23 Solar Eclipse and Divine Masculine and Feminine Rebalancing, Take 2: “Has the atmosphere on Mars changed?”

On my walk with puppy Shadow this morning, I realized that I needed to do a Take 2 on the upcoming October 23 Solar Eclipse. For yesterday’s article (Take 1) see: Does this October 23 Solar Eclipse ease the relationship between … Continue reading

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