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Dear Reader,

I'm feeling calmed by an acceptance of ecstatic chaos.

Chaotic Ecstasy, if you prefer.

Calmed by inevitable homeostasis

the natural friction

that's necessary

through polarization

Calmed by a thought that there's a version of America that is chicken scratching to

unsustainably maintain

a version that will


when the knees of the big Corporate Machine


as the economy of this country

begins to transform


something else.

Calmed by the idea that without the presence of a global economy

it'll reinstate the need for local ones.

Thereby causing a shift in focus

to something that sounds



almost like

what we claim to be chicken scratching for-

'the way things used to be'

with shifting our focus to creating integrated communities

promoting and sustaining


We're moving into uncertain waters, dear Reader.

The sooner we see it,

accept it,

and say it,

the sooner we can start to become useful

within a changing world.


toolboxearth is puttin its money where its interwoven mouth is

by getting offline

by asking

'if I wanted to do this 100 years ago,

how would I?'

and supporting a local economy of neighbors.

Relying on you, dear Reader, to pick up what strikes you.

toolboxearth is fueled by mischievous curiosity-

to see if you'll pick it up

to see if voices will carry it

What would happen

if we laid a pair of Anomalies,

next to a pair of Aces?

The online shop will be open for one more week.

Officially closing on Thursday, May 2nd.

New art work will be announced via this blog space,

and will be for sale in-person only.

Just because a game piece is slid,

{in contemplation

in a mulling

chewinitovahfer aminute}

doesn't mean

there's a commitment to make the move.

What it does mean though,

is that grey matter was flexed


a space

a pause

a rest

was created

in contemplation.

What would happen

if we confidently

laid a pair of Anomalies,

next to a pair of Aces?

Visualize and manifest.

"This is my wish for you:

comfort on difficult days,

smiles when sadness intrudes,

rainbows to follow the clouds,

laughter to kiss your lips,

sunsets to warm your heart,

hugs when spirit sags,

beauty for your eyes to see,

friendships to brighten your being,

faith so that you can believe,

confidence for when you doubt,

courage to know yourself,

patience to accept the truth,


love to complete your life."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you enjoy the original fiber art found at toolboxearth,

or if you believe in the fostering of a new world

partially by the need for integrated business practices on a local level,

please help us grow by telling three friends about toolboxearth.

As a dear friend over in St. Louis, MO says in parting-

'muchas smooches'

After a frozen morning,

With a fan,


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