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40th Anniversary: Non-Sentimental Journey

Posted on: December 28, 2013

1-A21522013 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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Check out these thought-provoking, timely resources.

A Poem for Holy Innocents Day, Dec. 28

Remembering the Holy Innocents

The Holy Family escaped the slaughter by their Flight into Egypt, a good time for us to think and talk about immigrants and welcoming the stranger.

Epiphany Resources

Epiphany | Epiphany Celebration | An Epiphany Celebration | Epiphany Gifts | Most series of reflections, activities and services in WHOSE Birthday? #1-17 include the Sundays after Christmas and conclude with Epiphany.

Listen to all six WHOSE Birthday? episodes of the SLW! podcast during the 12 Days of Christmas, from Christmas Day to Epiphany Day  — privately or with your family.

Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

This Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Resource for Families, Individuals and Churches is for your personal inspiration, community education and sharing.

The online-only edition for 2014 has begun. Submit ART or an ARTICLE. Prepare something while your memories are warm and your motivation high.

Want to Contribute? Submission Guidelines

Although this resource is no longer available in print, you may make all the copies you choose. It is covered by Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Photocopies of past issues are available at nominal cost from the ELCA Archives.

More Resources

Podcast Reminder

Access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). LISTEN through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

Access individual episodes: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | NEW – #12: Living More with Less UPDATED

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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

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GRAPHIC: Spirit of Simplicity: Art: One Voice=#1-A2152. NEW – Thematic ART Index.

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization.

*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index

To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog four times a week.

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

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4 Responses to "40th Anniversary: Non-Sentimental Journey"

[…] 40th Anniversary: Non-Sentimental Journey We celebrated Alternatives’ 40 years of service in modest, curious ways, such as 2003: A Dome Odyssey. […]

[…] 40th Anniversary: Non-Sentimental Journey We celebrated Alternatives’ 40 years of service in modest, curious ways, such as 2003: A Dome Odyssey. Reader Comment: (addressed to Pete, producer of most of Alternatives’ Iowa electronic resources): Watched the dome odyssey off of the Simple Living Works website. I laughed until I cried. That video is the funniest movie I’ve ever seen. You are so talented! – Elysha […]

[…] 40th Anniversary: Non-Sentimental Journey We celebrated Alternatives’ 40 years of service in modest, curious ways, such as 2003: A Dome Odyssey. Reader Comment: (addressed to Pete, producer of most of Alternatives’ Iowa electronic resources): Watched the dome odyssey off of the Simple Living Works website. I laughed until I cried. That video is the funniest movie I’ve ever seen. You are so talented! – Elysha […]

[…] 40th Anniversary: Non-Sentimental Journey We celebrated Alternatives’ 40 years of service in modest, curious ways, such as 2003: A Dome Odyssey. Reader Comment: (addressed to Pete, producer of most of Alternatives’ Iowa electronic resources): Watched the dome odyssey off of the Simple Living Works website. I laughed until I cried. That video is the funniest movie I’ve ever seen. You are so talented! – Elysha […]

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