John Muir Project: Four Quotations and One Image to Start Chapter One of a Book by Cooperative Lectio Divina

“A city is a place that can offer maximum freedom. Otherwise it’s incomplete.”

“Cities really are mental conditions. Beijing is a nightmare. A constant nightmare.”

“One of the reasons religions are widely accepted is spiritual laziness and its resulting fear.” (6:10 a.m. December 24, 2010)

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

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[1] Ai Weiwei-isms, p. 51.

[1] Ai Weiwei-isms, p. 51.

[1] Ai Weiwei-isms, p. 58.

[1] NIV James 1:27.

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I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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