MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason In response to a Leonard Cohen tribute/obituary (“A triumphant soundtrack for our times,” December, 2016) an anonymous Common Ground reader, … Read more
MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason Many Common Ground readers have grown up with the diverse, award-winning music and songs of Shari Ulrich – created in … Read more
For the greater part of 82 years, Leonard Cohen wrote, recorded and performed a sometimes bleak, sometimes joyful, soundtrack of our times. Even from his … Read more
Brooks shared a story about one of his close friends who coined the term “grain damage” referring to how a fixation on grains and annuals, while feeding a lot of people, has not been the best thing for both the long-term health of those people and of the planet due to the reasons stated above. He showed us a real ‘food-forest’ which relies on diversity and cooperation among trees and plants. For example, a food forest does well with plenty of nitrogen fixing plants like beans or the local pigeon-peas supplying this the most in-demand nutrient for most plants. This, like in the Native American 3 Sisters garden which is corn to grow tall and create a structure for the nitrogen fixing beans to climb up, and squash which covers the ground with it’s large leaves preventing water evaporation. That’s cooperation through diversity!
A feat of natural and sustainable energies by Adam Siddhartha Sealey On the weekend of July 22-24, at the foot of the mountain just … Read more
An interview with Emmanuel Jal by Joseph Roberts and Bob Turner Emmanuel Jal could easily have become an embittered young man. Instead, he transcended … Read more
by Bob Turner MUSIC IS not only an international language; it may be the most powerful form of language because of inherent intense emotional possibilities, … Read more
Recorded June 1st, 1969 – 40th Anniversary by Donald Tarlton, concert promoter, Montreal PEOPLE GOT into the bed-in for dozens of reasons. I … Read more