Author Archives: tkvogelsang

About tkvogelsang

I'm a people person. I enjoy pointed conversation and mature debate. I admire the great thinkers: those who uplifted reason, scholar, and secondary opinion. I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, but find i'm nothing like the people there. I'm liberal, but no Democrat; peaceful, but no pacifist; competitive, but no capitalist; ambitious, but no elitist; a "Buddhist Athiest" (someone who reads and strives to follow the Buddha's teachings, but avid skeptic) raised Christian; and many other dichotomies. In many ways, I'm surprised to be the product I am. I love the outdoors. I love gardening, admire sustainable creation and design, endorse creative thinking and problem solving, and strive to learn as much as I possibly can. I am in a constant search for more travel. Travel, to me, is of utmost importance. It opens the mind and heart. I have many mothers because of it. I have many families that have taken me in and treated me as their own child. It's experiences like these that are not discovered at home, and worth experiencing. Just do. Go. You'll like it.

Inspiration drives action

Testimony is powerful. Perhaps it’s time you shared yours. Continue reading

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Economics

America is frustrated. Dead ends everywhere. Where are the solutions? New ideas? What can we do? Try economic democracy. Continue reading

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Solar Panels Powering The World: True or False?

You hear a lot of myths permeating the solar industry: inefficiencies, storage problems, viability, costliness, conversion issues, output, etc. etc. For this exercise, though, I want you to forget everything “you know” about solar energy, and for two reasons: First, … Continue reading

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Christmas: A Consumer Culture Miracle

Christmas is right around the corner! Or so the billions in advertising has convinced us to believe, anyway. Now, I’m not here to tell you that the true purpose of Christmas has been buried beneath miles of discarded materials slowly decaying, … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Heating Up The Syrian War

It’s an ugly truth to a dawning reality. A new study confirms climate change contributed to the Syrian War. The predicted disastrous effects of climate change are no longer ideologies of an impending future, but realities on our doorstep, today. According … Continue reading

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Futuristic Homes: Earthships, Shipping Containers, Tiny Homes… What?

Futuristic, Sustainable Homes – not your technology driven prediction, per se. Continue reading

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Eliminating Waste Through Design

Ever heard of the 3 R’s? Well, there’s a 4th one, too. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Regenerate. Great concept, and a thoughtful way to help people work to diminish waste. Except, it doesn’t exactly approach the problem from its source… And the … Continue reading

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