Simple Living Works!

Blinded by Progress

Posted on: January 18, 2014


Recommended Reading

In 2012, I began an enlightening collaboration with

I have been so touched by its OneEarth message that I now co-host and produce The Common Good Podcast each month and blog at once a week.

Jubilee’s Exec. Dir. Lee Van Ham has recently released the first volume of his Eden Trilogy. I had the honor of reading and commenting on it before publication.

Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us is available in paperback at your local independent bookstore and online as an eBook.

I urge you to do at least one of the following about the book:, episode 42 (33:32)

Inside Personal Growth with Greg Voisen (34:08)

Follow the progress of the book at

Then recommend the book to others easily at Establish a free account easily, as I did recently, and give Lee five stars, maybe even a comment of encouragement.

What’s Now with SLW!

  • Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter  – Jan. 15 Podcast
  • Thought for the Day from free Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar. Jan. 17 – We find meaning in life through our relationships with God, nature and people, not through stuff. Often we allow our things to own us. We go into debt paying for something. We have to maintain it, then secure it so nobody steals it! What owns whom?

What’s Coming

  • Social Media Supplement to Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists Shy or Bold – Feb. 1 SLW! Podcast

What’s Happened

What Others Are Doing

More Resources

Podcast Reminder

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Access individual episodes: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter

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

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GRAPHIC: Blinded by Progress

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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 several times a week.

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

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