Received with Love

Received with Love

It snowed here in Wisconsin on Saturday, April 27th. Not being much of a winter person myself, the extended season of cold and gray is enough to make me pretty darn cranky. But the people here in the Driftless region are strong and resilient and know how to make fun...
A Guide On The Side and The Marvelous Adventure Of Service Work

A Guide On The Side and The Marvelous Adventure Of Service Work

“The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” —...
Thoreau College in Viroqua to offer a Semester Program

Thoreau College in Viroqua to offer a Semester Program

Thoreau College is pioneering a new model of higher education that integrates rather than dissects, awakens rather than explains. Our programs blend the scientific with the qualitative, the contemplative with the practical, the needs of the self with the needs of the...
An Interview with Lisa Frank of the “Rettlers” Project

An Interview with Lisa Frank of the “Rettlers” Project

RST: Can you explain to me what “Rettlers” is? LF: Rettlers is an intentional community, rooted in hospitality and based in the rural Midwest. It’s a platform that unites travelers to rural changemakers, but since I have started it, it has evolved into a hospitality...