Monolithic Dome Houses, Safe, Warm, Quiet and Dry

Monolithic Dome Houses, Safe, Warm, Quiet and Dry

Once the concrete has cured and the exterior has been treated to protect the airform, a monolithic dome can be expected to last for hundreds of years with very little maintenance. Moreover, this structure easily survives hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, bullets and bunker-penetrating missiles. That’s not a joke. When the US was still on good terms with Saddam Hussein, the Monolithic people built 28 monolithic domes in Iraq, 27 being for grain storage and one for a mosque. A missile punched through tha dome with a 5,000 pound warhead. It exploded inside the dome but left the dome structurally sound. It needs massive repair but it won’t be falling down. Read More

Red Tail Ridge–A Natural Horsemanship Farm

Red Tail Ridge–A Natural Horsemanship Farm

You might call Lee Ann Lutz a horse whisperer, but she considers herself a horse listener. She’s learned to communicate subtly with horses, using their herd instincts and sensory systems. This is neither hypnosis nor simple conditioning of responses but a live, direct communication with an intelligent creature in alignment with its natural inclinations. The result is a surprisingly inspiring interplay between radically different minds — that of a predator and a prey animal.

Lee Ann’s passion for horses goes back as far as she can remember. As a child in Bluff Park, Alabama, just outside Birmingham, She rode horses through the woods as far as the state highway and back, several miles alone at age 10, day after day. Read More

Champ, the American Loch Ness Monster

Champ, the American Loch Ness Monster

In Lake Champlain, legends tell of a massive creature that sometimes appears from the deep and looks for all the world like the Loch Ness Monster. Known as Champ or Champy, this creature has been spotted over many decades. One incredible photograph, taken by Sandra Mansi in 1977, has mystified experts ever since. What could Champ be? How about a piece of driftwood? Read More

Indonesian Music of the Spheres

Indonesian Music of the Spheres

The gamelan has always fascinated me with its ethereal tones. And the music includes a number of instruments I didn’t know about. This video captures not only the spectacular music but reveals the source of the sounds. Time, space, creation, destruction, the spiritual world in full spectrum, much of it created with something like cooking pots. This group really cooks. Read More

Energy Garden: a Children’s Field Trip Destination

Energy Garden: a Children’s Field Trip Destination

Energy Garden North View The Energy Garden is designed as a destination for K-12 field trips. Featuring domes, solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal water and air conditioning and an aquaponic system in a natural setting, the Energy Garden will teach the real nature of energy and sustainable living. While an actual residence would not need all these… Read More

Picking up Diamonds off the Ground

Picking up Diamonds off the Ground

Have you ever noticed the diamond on the Arkansas state quarter? The diamond is the state stone of Arkansas. Among its many well known mineral riches, Arkansas is home to a very unique kind of diamond, among the most geologically perfect in the world. These carbon diamonds were formed not by compressing coal, but by… Read More