40th Anniversary: Non-Sentimental Journey
Posted December 28, 2013on:
2013 was the 40th year of Alternatives’ service. We celebrated in modest ways, such as starting the Simple Living Works! Podcast. Of special interest is episode #3, The Saga of Simply Enough. For more about the 40th, read the annual report.
In the process of getting copies of our resources to the ELCA Archives for safekeeping, we found some historic photos, which I uploaded to the SLW! site in our Short History. Of special curiosity might be A/V stories done by others about Alternatives, the hymn written upon my retirement, and moving the Earth Dome (called 2003: A Dome Odyssey – don’t miss the closing credits).
For a brief summary of how Alternatives closed in 2011, before being revived as Simple Living Works!, read “What’s Happened to Simple Living” or listen to SLW! Podcast episode #1.
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