The Noah Project

Rebuilding a sustainable world.


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Becoming Minimalist

Joshua Becker’s story begins on a fine spring day:

Our story begins on a beautiful three-day weekend at our home in suburban Vermont. The sun was shining, the flowers were blooming, the grass was beginning to green, and the trees were budding. I was cleaning my garage, my wife was cleaning the bathrooms, and my 5-year old son was in the backyard asking us to come play with him. At that very moment, I struck up an entirely coincidental, life-changing conversation with my neighbor who commented, “Maybe you don’t need to own all this stuff.” The juxtaposition was striking. My possessions piled up in the driveway… my son in the backyard… my day slipping away… I immediately recognized something needed to change. My belongings were not adding value to my life. Instead, they were subtracting from it. Continue reading


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Monday’s Poem

Still Life

Westerly sun’s glow
Casts shimmering
Golden
Patterns on
Hardwood maple
Glints
Pale yellow
Faceted
Italian gold
Bracelet
Bought in Venice
Thirty-five years ago
Israeli globe earrings
Turquoise stones
Spatter Mediterranean blue
Amidst coral beads
Leather bound journal
Dragonfly wing
Lacquered yellow
On a sun seared
White pebbled path
These treasures
Strewn together
Loosely
In the moisture laden
Air


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Tuesday Prayer

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung. —Rabindranath Tagore –

English: Rabindranath Tagore Русский: Рабиндра...

English: Rabindranath Tagore Русский: Рабиндранат Тагор (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Try It – It Works!

This picture was taken with a camera 70,000 x 30,000 pixels (2100 MegaPixels).

It can identify a face in a multitude.

The cameras are not sold to the public and are being installed in strategic locations.  (This one is in Canada)

Place the cursor in the multitude of people and left double click a couple times. It will continue to show the people much closer, when you double left click again or click more if needed.  Amazing!!

There were thousands of persons and yet one can spot and recognize any face…..both police and Army have it.

http://www.gigapixel.com/image/gigapan-canucks-g7.html