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Thailand in 2014 – Progress in Rural Development

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A whirlwind tour of the north and south in Thailand topped off by a tour of the Hall of Opium - a museum dedicated to the victims of drug addiction. …

A Journey Through Western History in Time and Space

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I recently returned from a 14-day cruise on the Eastern Mediterranean that made stops at a number of archaeological sites and UNESCO World Heritage sites in Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Greece. The cruise was the Ancient Empires and Holy Lands tour. …

Opportunity to Save a Stupa

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The caretakers of the Stupa need to raise $684,000 by June of 2012 in order to secure the land. These fund-raising events are ways that people can get involved directly in making sure that the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park survives for all those who seek a profound place…

Wine Wars Book Review

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It is a never ending frustration that critics assume that globalization is a major factor in causing continued grinding poverty around the world when the obvious explanations of corruption, Byzantine bureaucracy, and idiot economic regulatory structures are the great constants of perpetuating poverty in a world of abundance.…

Global Sustainability Seminar

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Dr. Stefan Sommer of the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences at Northern Arizona University (NAU) holds a Global Sustainability Seminar each year. I've had the opportunity to be included as part of this seminar series for the past 2 years.…

From the Underside of a Car

From the Underside of a Car

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Tony runs a community oil change service. Four Saturdays per year widows, single moms, and wives of deployed soldiers from the local area can come to the church parking lot to have their oil changed and their cars checked out by Tony's crew of about 50 volunteers. …

A Four-Part Course on Sustainable Globalization

A Four-Part Course on Sustainable Globalization

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Announcing a new course on: global progress toward the MDGs, the growth in social enterprises, how to become a B-Corp, how companies are developing targeted products for BOP consumers, how to engage in fair trade, and how trends in impact investing are changing our world.…

An American “Chinese” Ambassador

An American “Chinese” Ambassador

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Guest Post: "In a few short weeks, my opinion of China became drastically different than that of the general American population; my apprehension was replaced by admiration and my fears of China dissolved."…

Moonlight on the Mudflats

Moonlight on the Mudflats

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Two wonderful examples of ecotourism exist within a short drive of Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia. Both are working in cooperation with the Great Orangutan Project to try to preserve and protect this endangered species from habitat destruction, poaching, and the black market trade in wildlife. …

The Junk Science Test

The Junk Science Test

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Susan Jacoby argues that there is a plethora of "junk thought" in our Age of American Unreason. I take that a step further and describe how this is leading to junk science. …

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