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Scaling Global Solutions Is a Local Proposition

A Lively Serious Look at the Question of Return

Salmon return. Boomerangs return. Hindus return. When things work out, investments return. Letters with insufficient postage return. So do infections, mosquitos, prodigal sons, wandering eyes, sideways glances, the hands of a clock, circular reasons, not-quite-infinite seasons, pendulums, memories, criminals to the scenes of their crimes, and stories to where they left off.

The Simple Has Been Made Complicated

We live in a world in which the complicated has been made simple and the simple has been made complicated. Pushing the power button on your computer, simple. Having an authentic conversation with your neighbor, complicated. Buying a bag of potato chips, simple. Growing potatoes in your front yard, complicated.

The Alt-Investor and “Fake” Market Returns

The notions of “alt-right,” “alt–National Park Service,” and other similar concepts, along with the idea of
 “fake” news, recently got me thinking about my own
 work, and about how there’s something edgy,
 subversive, and radical about investing in soil.

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