Category Archives: Web of Life

Ten Reasons I Love My Electric Leaf

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How do you like the Leaf? I get the question at odd times—like yesterday, when my husband and I were renting a vanilla sedan to negotiate L.A. freeways. “What kind of car do you usually drive?” the white-blonde boob-jobbed salesgirl asked … Continue reading

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Africa: Serious plus Correct—a Rwandan formula for hope

Perhaps a small, landlocked country in the middle of Africa could have a thing or two to teach the world. Continue reading

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Ivo – Man With a World Instead of a Country

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valerie-tarico/spiritual-living-ivo—-m_b_617635.html   Ivo – Man with a World Instead of a Country We do not live but a quarter part of our life—why do we not let on the flood—raise the gates—and set our wheels in motion.  –Henry David Thoreau, … Continue reading

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Capetown: God is Water

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valerie-tarico/capetown-god-is-water_b_603944.html “God is water,” says Caron Von Zeil of Capetown, South Africa.  “Life exists because of water.”  ‘She is laughing but more than half serious. She believes that the ancestral memory of our species lies in the water molecules that … Continue reading

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Africa: Healing Gaia—One Tree at a Time

During the first half of 2010, Valerie Tarico is traveling with her husband and two teenage daughters.  Missives from the Southern Cross are her occasional dispatches from the road. From a low flying aircraft, the border between South Africa and … Continue reading

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Madagascar: Man against Nature Equals Man against Man

During the first half of 2010, Valerie Tarico is traveling with her husband and two teenage daughters.  Missives from the Southern Cross are her occasional dispatches from the road. My high school literature teacher said that any plot can be … Continue reading

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Madagascar: The West Knows Best

During the first half of 2010, Valerie Tarico is traveling with her husband and two teenage daughters.  Missives from the Southern Cross are her occasional dispatches from the road. Monday, April 19.  I crawl out of bed before dawn, and … Continue reading

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