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LEARN2/ACT2- Empowering Youth

I ran across something I wasn't aware of today. Something that is known as 4-H. I had never heard of it in high school. If it existed where I attended school, it wasn't well communicated. Some kids and some partnering adults were standing in front of a market, selling various foodstuffs in order to raise money for their projects.



4-H educates children with a variety of extracurricular activities. This particular group was actually going to be working with… Continue

Added by Ian Glidewell on April 24, 2010 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

IMAGINE3- Overwhelmed by the Choice

It is December 31, 2020. New Year's Eve. I am in New York City. It is 11:00 PM, and I am being interviewed on the streets by a very excited reporter. I effortlessly answer the questions, making my family and friends proud of every syllable. I am being asked silly things, like my favorite brand of coffee. I am being asked serious things, like how we're handling a certain ongoing crisis.



Suddenly, I am met with an unforeseen challenge. Having seen so many bitter days turn into nothing… Continue

Added by Ian Glidewell on April 24, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Futility of Censorship: Information on the Internet

In simple words, censorship on the internet is futile. You cannot be a hero of the internet in the eyes of children by removing or destroying content. Period.



The internet is a font of which information flows without restraint. The only heroes of the internet are those who strive to maintain that status. To fight against it on the internet, in information's domain, is like trying to stop a flood with a bucket. Sure, you'll catch some water in the bucket. However, keep this in mind.… Continue

Added by Ian Glidewell on April 24, 2010 at 6:08pm — 22 Comments

ACT3- Impossible or a Matrix of Potential

I see the power in people. Not only do I mean that in the sense that people are capable of spectacular things, but also in a very literal sense. The human body is a marvelous machine, a construction of chemical and mechanical wonder that has been(and hopefully continue to be) in a long developmental process.



As much as I enjoy science fiction, I believe that humans should be more integrated with the technology we've developed. The world probably isn't yet ready for cyborgs, but… Continue

Added by Ian Glidewell on April 24, 2010 at 1:52pm — No Comments

LEARN3- And to the Ocean We Return

Knowledge is power, but the only light bulb it can illuminate are of the metaphoric variety. Energy production is one of the largest examples of applied science, applied knowledge, and has rapidly become a concern for much of the world as we deplete our resources and endanger our environment. The struggle to secure our future in this aspect will only become a larger challenge as the technologically underdeveloped countries begin emerging in the developed world.



I was asking myself, 'If… Continue

Added by Ian Glidewell on April 23, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Alchemy- An Observation

This is an interesting personality, playing the role of the enigmatic and elusive puppet master.



Alchemy is an interesting name for an individual in this position. Alchemy, once upon a time, was a set of spiritual beliefs combined with primitive chemistry that held several very outstanding goals. Of those goals was to develop what is called the panacea; an elixir of capable of ridding the imbiber of all diseases, and granting everlasting life.



This is not unlike the goals… Continue

Added by Ian Glidewell on April 23, 2010 at 9:47am — 2 Comments

IMAGINE2- 2020? I'm planning for 2022.

I'd be happy to not be eating people at that point, and probably campaigning against it. Bonus points if you can connect the title and that sentence into my reference, post a comment below if you do.



I'd be eating for a healthier America. In simple words: I am not healthy. I am overweight for my height, out of shape for my age, and probably on the verge of developing a chronic disease. This is not an easy question for me to answer, however hypothetical it may be. To answer the question… Continue

Added by Ian Glidewell on April 23, 2010 at 7:03am — No Comments

ACT2- Necessity is A Mother

When a challenge is presented to the ma****, something stirs within us. Our long dormant survival instincts kick in, and suddenly the slothful find celerity, the causeless gain purpose, and the uninspired discover a foreign and peculiar muse. It rallies people together; forces people to replace boundaries with bonds, both social and intellectual, that might not have ever occurred otherwise. Our endeavors are the fire in which unity and wonders are forged.



There is irony in this.… Continue

Added by Ian Glidewell on April 23, 2010 at 4:17am — 3 Comments

LEARN2- Unexpected

I must admit, when I saw this mission, I was a little skeptical of my ability to find much in the way of hunger locally. Delaware is a fairly well off state, or at least I thought. Turns out I was wrong, although it's definitely no where near as severe as some countries in Africa. It almost seems petty to mention our issues in the face of such a larger problem elsewhere.



I actually found this link while investigating… Continue

Added by Ian Glidewell on April 22, 2010 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

IMAGINE1- Wait, We're Making It Pass 2012?

As the quirky title might suggest, I'm not normally one who thinks too

far into the future. 1-2 years is still a long time for me. Doesn't

hurt to try, though. Here goes.



In 2020, I see myself staring down at the world from my Intergalatic

Space Extreme Explorer(We'll call it ISEE, and make jokes about getting them in convenience stores), being thanked via

video satellite up-link by two potential American presidential elects for saving the Earth from an impending… Continue

Added by Ian Glidewell on April 22, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

ACT1- Can You Follow The Fallen?

There's someone who inspires me, but I'm afraid he's no longer alive. He was a man that I would have sought out in person, would have asked to shake his hand and thank him for opening so many eyes to our world. He taught me and many others how obscure our world is, how insignificant our quarrels. How important our responsibility to be kind and help one another. He helped educate and inspire large communities, and was recognized for it.



One of the things I like about this individual is… Continue

Added by Ian Glidewell on April 22, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Exceptional People are an Exceptional Resource

I find this rule important and have deemed it my favorite among those in the first mission. People are always our most potent and flexible resource. Other resources, and frequently a lack of them, merely provide opportunity for people to become more than they are. Investing in the empowerment of people within the community causes ripples in their future. Ripples that turn into waves.



There's a saying that goes along with this, something…
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Added by Ian Glidewell on April 22, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

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This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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