Deconstruction Debate: Is it the solution? guest column in The Rock River Times 

Guest Column: The potential of re-purpose September 3, 2014

The former Charles Joseph building at 514 S. Church St.

Editor’s note: Bill Howard’s idea of re-purposing the former Charles Joseph building at 514 S. Church St. into the new Amtrak train station was featured in the Aug. 20-26, 2014, (“City mulls Amtrak options, public meeting set for Sept. 3”) and Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2014, (“Amtrak station proposal aims to springboard local deconstruction industry”) issues of The Rock River Times.

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Repurposing Downtown: article in The Rock River Times 

Amtrak station proposal aims to springboard local deconstruction industry August 27, 2014

The former Charles Joseph building at 514 S. Church St.

• Amtrak public hearing set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Park District headquarters

By Jim Hagerty
Staff Writer

A Rockford man will take his vision of building a downtown Amtrak station with re-purposed materials from the same building to city officials next week.

Bill Howard wants to re-purpose materials from the west end of the former Charles…

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Path to Full Employment 

                        DECONSTRUCTION:

         A PATH TOWARDS FULL EMPLOYMENT

 

          The health of a social system is dependent on utilizing the energy of the human content to benefit the "good of the whole" *.  History shows us that the ability to adapt this energy to the changing dynamics of a social system will determine its continuation.  To this end it is time to recognize the current unemployment reality.  In the last century we adapted to the changing energy needs by leaving the farm and…

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Economic Evolution 

Economic Evolution

      The Fiscal Cliff,  We've arrived like Lemmings to the sea. .. Just in the nick of time.

     As the culture of stability threatens the status quo (change), the evolution of economic resilience reflects the Fiscal Cliff as a mere point in time unencumbered by any catastrophic event.   The march continues with it's embryo having formed around 1988 with one small exchange remaining open to follow the path of least resistance  yielding a tenable position because that is  Economic…

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Coming soon! 

Coming soon!

Our vision encompasses:
Rescuing the wood of our ancestors to save our children's trees;
Honoring the craftsmanship of our elders by focusing the skills and training the hands of our youth to deconstruct from yesterday and re-purpose for today!