Economy

“I’LL HAVE A HAMMER NOW”

Hammer with nails on a rough hewn wooden board

In 1949 Peter Seeger and Lee Hays released a song called, “If I had a Hammer”. The song did not reach the top of the charts until the trio, Peter, Paul, and Mary recorded it 13 years later. Their version of the folk song became a Top 10 hit in the U.S. in August 1962.…

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BICYCLES ARE LIKE CARS

For a nation where the average person, (1) walks 10 miles a day, (2) will seldom ride in a motorized vehicle, (3) and has little or no expectation of ever owning a galamoto (car), having a bicycle changes one’s life for the better, makes one the pride of the village, and offers a new array…

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BACK TO OUR ROOTS

Plants, Leaves and Shrubs Records indicate the use of medicinal plants for the treatment of health problems extends far back in history. One of the earliest records comes from a Sumerian clay slab, recorded about 5,000 years ago, and giving recipes for the use of 250 plants recognized for their medicinal values. Other examples include…

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