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Looking for an inexpensive activity you can do by yourself that’s more interesting and rewarding than solitaire or television?  Here’s a simple and grounding way to a healthy and happy life.

 

"Micro" gardens are all the rage right now and for good reason. These tiny vegetable gardens are a great way to eat well, cheaply and get regular physical activity all at the same time. Not to mention the immense feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction one derives from eating fresh and nutritious produce grown by one's own hand.

 

There are actually a lot of reasons growing even some of your own food is good for you, the environment and the world around us.

 

When Charles Newbold patented the first cast-iron plow in 1797 it set our culture on track to remove the individual from the food production process for the first time in history. This incited the most powerful revolution in the way humans obtain produce since the Neolithic Revolution and changed a fundamental behavior that had se

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Ozma is working on an easy way for you to record your oral history and have it saved for future generations. As the only humans with first hand experience of this pivotal era of LGBTQ history, the memories of our generation are unique and irreplaceable.
Without our memories, how will historians of the future understand our struggles? More importantly, how will the people of the future avoid past mistakes without a clear and complete picture of what it was really like to live through this tumultuous age?
But posterity isn’t the only reason to record your oral history, just reliving your memories is good for you, as Krystine Batcho, Ph.D., a professor at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York says  “Nostalgia is helpful,” explaining: “You can stumble upon the times you overcame obstacles and realize that you are capable of overcoming new problems, too.” *
The fact is that by the simple act of recording and submitting your memories, you not only benefit yourself, but also provide a gi

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Starting an activity club is a great way to stay active, engaged and healthy and in the Ozma community it's easy! Just follow these simple steps:

1. Pick an activity you love and want to share.

Love to knit? Dance? Write poetry? There is bound to be someone out there who shares your interests and Ozma is here to help you find them.

2. Decide whether your group will meet online, in person or both.

If your activity can be done online, for instance with a Ozma Group, then you have a higher chance of finding participants. If your club will meet offline, it’s a good idea to find an initial meeting place before proceeding. A local community center, cafe or restaurant could all work, as they often have amenities like bathrooms and parking.

3. Start an Ozma Group.

Go to the group Hub page (click here or see menu at top of page) Click the "+" in the top right corner, give your group a name and write a short and clear paragraph on what your club is about.

4. Set your first meeting.

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Got an issue that no one seems to be doing anything about? Don’t just talk about it, take matters into your own hands and lead the pack to a brighter future, by starting or joining an Action Committee.
GLBTQ history is loaded with grass roots activism and just because we're silver doesn’t mean that has to stop. In fact, the world needs our skills and experience to lead the future more now than ever, whether it knows it or not.
Margaret Mead’s famous quote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” was never truer than it is in today’s connected world.
Whether you believe it or not, the power is in you. Remember there are enough people in the world who are ready and willing to discount you, you don’t have to be one of them.
Still not sure you how you can fit into making a difference in the world? Check out this fascinating short video:  First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy for a sim