Tree of the Month, April 2024
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by Mort Schmidt
2w ago
Common Pawpaw, Custard Apple, Prairie Banana Asimina triloba by Martin (Mort) Schmidt for Simply Living Pawpaw is the little tree with big leaves and fruit. In fact, Pawpaw has the largest edible fruit of Ohio’s native trees, even though it’s a small understory tree, often growing up from runners in ..read more
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Tree of the Month, March 2024
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by Mort Schmidt
1M ago
Shingle Oak Quercus imbricaria by Martin (Mort) Schmidt for Simply Living Many people assume that all oak leaves have conspicuous lobes, but some don’t. Shingle Oaks, which are native to Ohio, have leaves that look more like magnolia. But like all oaks, Shingle Oaks have acorns. Leaf shape is useful ..read more
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Tree of the Month, February 2024
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by Mort Schmidt
2M ago
Staghorn Sumac, Velvet Sumac (Rhus typhina) by Martin (Mort) Schmidt for Simply Living Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) is typically more of a shrub than a tree, and it’s generally too small to provide useful wood. But it occasionally does achieve tree status, which, according to the U.S. Forestry Service definition ..read more
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Q&A with Roger Briggs on the Future of Humanity
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by Mayda
3M ago
Watch the Q&A with author Roger Briggs on his book, Emerging World: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Future of Humanity. Enjoying this? Subscribe to our Be the Change Weekly Update for more opportunities to engage. Become a member of Simply Living to support more local activities ..read more
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Tree of the Month, January 2024
Simply Living
by Mort Schmidt
3M ago
Bitternut Hickory, Yellowbud Hickory, Swamp Hickory Carya cordiformis by Martin (Mort) Schmidt for Simply Living Hickory is renowned for its toughness and resilience. Our seventh president, Andrew Jackson, was nicknamed “Old Hickory” because of his indomitable spirit. And Bitternut Hickory is a particular favorite of mine. Though not nearly as ..read more
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The Public Banking Institute: Banking in the Public Interest Is a Game Changer
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by Chuck Lynd
5M ago
Public Banking Will Disrupt the Wall Street Banking Monopoly Banks owned and capitalized by a public agency (federal, state, county, or city) with a mission to serve the savings and investment needs and interests of the communities they serve, are so rare that most people are not aware that such ..read more
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Tree of the Month, November 2023
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by Mort Schmidt
6M ago
Witch Hazel, American Witch Hazel, Snapping Hazel Hamamelis virginiana by Martin (Mort) Schmidt for Simply Living When in bloom, Witch Hazel might be mistaken for an oversized Forsythia. But the Witch Hazel native to Ohio blooms in November! It’s really worth making a trip to see Witch Hazel in bloom ..read more
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Review of “Emerging World”, (The Evolution of Consciousness and the Future of Humanity), byRoger P. Briggs
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by Chuck Lynd
6M ago
Guest Blog Post by Kevin Eigel Over the last few years, I have been a somewhat regular member of the Simply Living Book Club, organized by Chuck Lynd. As part of this Club, I have enjoyed exploring the big question for me at this point in my life: What can ..read more
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Reflections on Daily Walking in Segura Spain
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by Frank Lesko
7M ago
How a daily practice of walking as a college student in Spain became a transformative experience that intersects with issues of city planning, health and longevity, environmental sustainability, community and purpose.  By Frank Lesko  I spent a semester in Segovia, Spain, in 1997 while attending Hiram College. Segovia is a ..read more
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Tree of the Month, October 2023
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by Mort Schmidt
7M ago
Northern Red Oak, Red Oak Quercus rubra (Q. Borealis in many older texts) by Martin (Mort) Schmidt for Simply Living Northern Red Oak is one of the Midwest’s most important trees. Oaks are host to numerous animals, provide food for rodents, bears, deer, and other animals, and are essential sources ..read more
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