Enough Already

January 23, 2024 greenzine 0

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE Our local economy, our local watershed, is our household.In our household there are some with more than enough.In our household there are some with less than enough. In a consumer culture we can forget how to depend on one another. How might we re-imagine our common good?How […]

Who will miss us?

April 19, 2023 greenzine 1

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE Who will miss us when we’re gone?Will the wolves and the cougars cry?Will the whales and the dolphins mourn our passing?When the last of the humans have wasted away,Who will miss our company? Perhaps the parasites who feed on usas we feed on others?Perhaps the mosquitoes who […]

The Wind That Wants To Be Seen

February 14, 2023 greenzine 0

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE From my bedroom windowI look up the driveway between the lilac hedgesnorth over open fieldsfrom where winter arrives most days She arrives with her weathersilent and nakedI have to look for her in treetops But today She rushes at my doorstepHowling between the gaps in my door […]

Simplicity – it’s Complicated

January 25, 2023 greenzine 0

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE – What if we all just lived more simply? As Mahatma Gandhi once said, ‘Live simply so that others may simply live.” Sometimes called the quiet revolution, the “Simplicity” approach to life involves: This generally means accepting a lower income and a lower level of consumption,in exchange […]

The Gift Economy

March 5, 2022 greenzine 0

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE – She wondered “How do we get from where we are to where we want to be?” We were having breakfast with a friend of Bedford House. Catching up and pondering the future. She’s planned for her retirement years and has a sense of economic security for […]