I was interviewed via Skype by Andrew Harvey on Saturday, 24 January 2015. Harvey is founding director of the Institute for Sacred Activism and he also wrote wrote the foreword for Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind. The one-hour interview is embedded below, courtesy of filmmaker Pauline Schneider, via YouTube and Vimeo, respectively.
New in the CLASSIFIEDS, upon request from Shep:
Sustainable is Beautiful! Wear Shoes Like An Antiquarian
Felted wool slippers are made through an ancient process that is known throughout the Middle East and Europe, especially Russia and Scandinavia. They are unsurpassed in warmth and comfort. In my own efforts to live more peaceably with the Earth, I began a cottage industry from my home making these slippers. The slippers are 100% natural, sustainable, renewable, and can be 100% locally produced (once I get a sheep or two).
These slippers are not knitted and then felted. Felting is accomplished through a process using water, soap, and pressure and rubbing. The slippers are made from premium Merino and Corriedale wools, using the Merino for the lining. There are a minimum of four layers of wool roving on the top of the slippers, and six layers in the soles. The Corriedale wool is also quite soft, but it has a slightly larger micron than the Merino, and a longer fiber, making it more durable, therefore Corriedale is used on the outer layers of the slipper. Leather soles are applied for a non-slip surface.
Sometime poster and doomer, oldgrowthforest, is the “Shushu” behind Shushu’s slippers. Slippers can be viewed and purchased online via Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShushusSlippers
I can also be reached directly through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the slippers or felting. While almost all the pairs seen on the site at this time are floral designs, I also do solid colored slippers and a number of more gender-neutral designs for men and women.
Please visit the DONATIONS tab. I’m open to non-monetary donations, subject only to your creativity. For example, I would appreciate your generosity with respect to frequent-flyer miles.
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19 February-4 March 2015, In and around New York City, New York (details below, more forthcoming)
24 February 2015, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Spoonbill Books, 218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, telephone 718.387.7322. Reading and signing books, with plenty of time for Q&A, wine, and cheese. Details here.
27 February 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Project Reach, 39 Eldridge Street, Suite 4, New York, New York
1 March 2015, 6:00 p.m. Woodbine Books, 18-84 Woodbine Street, Flushing, New York. Reading and signing books, with plenty of time for Q&A.
4-16 March, northern California. Details to follow.
22 March – 3 April Boston, Massachusetts. Details to follow.
6-30 April 2015, western Europe (additional details forthcoming, and follow the tour on Facebook)
McPherson’s latest book is co-authored by Carolyn Baker. Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind is available.
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