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Life without Fossil Fuels: Slow and Satisfying – August 11, 2017

A visit to a Missouri homestead serves as a reminder that the one constant of life is change

I stepped off the train in the farm town of La Plata, Missouri, with my 9-year-old son, Zane. Thomas was waiting to meet us with two well-maintained bikes, one with a trailer for our backpacks, the other with a long wooden seat for passengers, to make the 6-mile trip to the Possibility Alliance.

photo of milky wayPhoto by Keith YahlWith only candles to light the darkness at the Possibility Alliance, the starts and quiet took center stage during the author's visit.

The PA is a 110-acre homestead run by Ethan and Sarah Hughes, who have two young daughters. Their reliance on fossil fuels… more

by: Peter Kalmus

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