Rocket Stove Workshop 2020

It’s always tricky to find the right situations in which you get to play with rocket stoves. Symbiosis Ranch, in Mt Pleasant, MI, is going to be that right such situation. This June we’ll be installing a batch box design in their Aircrete Dome. I’ll be teaching a 2-day workshop , June 27 & 28, …

Connect to the Ground

I see the need in my personal development to research different ways of walking and connecting to the ground. Here are some of the avenues I’m looking into right now. Fox-walking Tai Chi Yoga Barefoot Running Changing the way I walk after ~40 years of practice is not going to be easy. We’ll see where …

How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen

Another book, this time from my childhood. How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen, by Russel Hoban and Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Very British, a boy who likes to fool around tries to avoid mutton and cabbage sog and reading off pages of the nautical almanac. I read it to my kids, you …

When I Was Eight

Having young children I get the opportunity to read many different picture books. It’s a different experience then a book of only words, there’s a simplicity of story that I find I like. It’s like a storyteller sitting round the fire.¬† When I Was Eight, by¬†Christy Jordan-Fenton (Author), Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (Author), Gabrielle Grimard (Illustrator) is …