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Canning Adventures in the Appalachians

Mycol: "Whenever I travel to and fro the mountains, I take with me my pressure cooker. Here is some of my cinnamon I grew in Sarasota (dried and powdered bark), preserved Berkleys and…


Added by Michael Levin on August 11, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mycol at Pisgah Forest ::: Mushrooms - Amanitas, Boletes and Chanterelles

Mycol Stevens and I went up to the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina and made a series of plant walk botany videos. This one is one of the best. Check it out! Just click on the photo…


Added by Michael Levin on May 12, 2017 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Holistic Health Fair: Try It Out!


We are very sorry that the Gainesville Holistic Health Fair that was scheduled for February 4th has had to be cancelled.  

We are working on organizing the Spiritual Wisdom Fair now, so please check it out!  

The Spiritual Wisdom Fair will take place on April 8th at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Spiritual Wisdom Fair Poster jpg …


Added by Maria Minno on January 28, 2017 at 6:51am — No Comments

Brautigan and Big Sur

Have you read Brautigan lately?

Here's a fav online free! http://www.freebookol.net/A_Confederate_General_from_Big_Sur/12.html

"Sure they have stoves! Every one of them has a dozen stoves. Make up your mind about that broad. Don’t let her tan your balls and make a wallet out of them. Just tell her to take a flying at the moon, and tell her you’re going down to Big Sur to let your soul… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on July 21, 2016 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon. There's a lot to think about here. Besides the fact that it changed, think about the sheer joy you see here about being somewhere breathtakingly beautiful. Check it out …


Added by Michael Levin on June 20, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Build a Jeep Camper

Have you got a travel bug that may take you over rough terrain?

Here's an article that describes how to convert a Jeep into a camper. Now, after reading it…


Added by Michael Levin on June 5, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Which Foods Are Healthy?



Added by Michael Levin on April 29, 2016 at 8:23am — 1 Comment

A Kathleen Edwards Morning

It's a Kathleen Edwards morning. That's what came to mind as soon as this song played.

OPB music has been a muse lately,…


Added by Michael Levin on February 6, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Chili Cookoff

You guessed it. It's a chili cookoff! Right here in the good ole Swampola. Unlimited samples. Discount tickets still available. Music all day.…


Added by Michael Levin on February 4, 2016 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Brilliant Nutrition Advice

These are fresh berries we picked and ate by the Colombia River overlook in Oregon. …


Added by Michael Levin on January 29, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Wow - So Much Going On Outside!

For those of us living in North America, we are bracing ourselves for a winter blizzard on the east coast. I hear from reliable sources that it's beautiful outside this morning. 

Also, a bunch of planets are going to align over the next month and it will be fun to go outside and…


Added by Michael Levin on January 22, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

A Quick Lesson On Smokers


A great thing happened the other day. I was in Cedar Key in Fred, my camper van. I saw a beautiful smoker out on the curb, waiting for the trash man or some lucky soul with great taste to pick it up. So I did! 

My friend Kevin said he'd like it, so I…


Added by Michael Levin on January 19, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Looking for Volunteer Vacations?

Looking for a cool way to help out and see a new place? Here's one...

The Pacific Crest Trail Association is a non profit org that maintains the Pacific Crest Trail. So, you can volunteer and help out and also meet some nice people…


Added by Michael Levin on July 24, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments


Dot com. Taken... But this would be pretty fun to do on a park excursion or just about anywhere. No elect…


Added by Michael Levin on July 4, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Galapagos and Eco-Tourism

Blue Footed Boobies in the Galapagos

photo by Michael Levin

The Galapagos Islands are way off the coast of Ecuador, South America.…


Added by Michael Levin on June 17, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Kayaking in Florida

You say you like outdoor adventure? The two best days of a boat owner's life are the day he buys one and the day he sells it.

Old expressions usually have some truth.…


Added by Michael Levin on June 12, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Rainbows and Smiles - Favorite Travel Photos

TGIF! I'm thinking about springtime in Crested Butte for some reason. This is one of my all time favorite photos. I took it on Elk Avenue in bustling downtown CB. 

There was one year I drove to Colorado 5 times. I have a habit of going back to places I love. I've never been to WY, ID, MT, or even UT. I'd like to do the national parks tour there. Meanwhile, possibility is this weekend, at least Saturday night may do some camping in Wekiva Springs, …


Added by Michael Levin on April 24, 2015 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

What if God asks you...

What if after you die God asks you "How was…


Added by Michael Levin on April 22, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments

Oh, Oregon!

It's that time of year. When springtime rolls around, I always start checking the driving distance from Florida to Oregon. Then, I check airfares. I've been checking a few weeks now. The Seaside Hostel on the Necanicum River on the coast of Oregon is one of my all time favorite…


Added by Michael Levin on April 21, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Waylon Wrote a Book

My friend Waylon wrote a book. It's called "Things I Would Like To Do With You". That's such a nice opener. I can't wait to read it. He's also starting a publishing company. The big idea behind the new publishing company is that writers will get a 50% share of the profits rather…


Added by Michael Levin on April 15, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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