Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Family Trip to Grandpa’s House in Chiba, Japan

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   There is an obscure adage in New Zealand “First socks and then shoes.” It refers to the correct order of things and the need to follow that process to achieve … Continue reading

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For Permaculture in Japan Visit Permaculture Awa Farm & Dojo

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   If you’re in Japan and you’re interested in permaculture, you need to meet Phil Cashman and see what he’s doing at Permaculture Awa Farm and Dojo in Wada on the Chiba Prefecture … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of U.S. History with Stone and Kuznick

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray “The Untold History of the United States,” a collaboration between filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, yields a masterful account of U.S. political history and presents a perspective rarely seen … Continue reading

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2013 LivinginPeace Project Permaculture Design Course

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Students from France, New Zealand, Germany, the United States and Japan converged on Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand for the 2013 LivinginPeace (LiP) Project … Continue reading

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A Definitive History of Hippiedom

Hippie Roots & The Perennial Subculture By Gordon Kennedy & Kody Ryan “Wandervogels Abschied” by Fidus, 1900 According to Webster’s dictionary (2003) a “hippie” or “hippy” is: “a young person of the 1960’s who rejected established social mores, advocated spontaneity, … Continue reading

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DOC Plans Unprecedented 1080 Operation in Kahurangi National Park

The following letter was sent out to residents of the Northern Buller district regarding proposed resource consent application by the “Department of Conservation” to permit the government body to aerially poison 113, 699 hectares of the Kahurangi National Park. The … Continue reading

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HHhH: Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   HHhH is the unusual title of a very interesting historical novel by French author Laurent Binet. The title is an acronym from the German phrase “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich,” (Himmler’s brain … Continue reading

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