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for building happier villages...where people easily find common interests.


This board is a tool for people finding what they share in common – interests, intentions, visions.  A place to connect, share, trade, organize.  All who want to build this happier village are welcome.

We can have a new Chicago west side by recognizing that time is money.  And by organizing to use this currency. 
In our community, money talks, and dollars are increasingly scarce.  We don't need to be stopped.  Using time as money helps organizations collaborate with one another and empower their clients.  It can empower us all and bring us all closer to one another.  
A description of the time exchanges and the Coalition of ten organizations that would exchange blocks of time are...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 4:30pm
Time Exchange Project - a simple solution to solving the big problems our communities face
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:00am

I am looking for a desk that was accidentally sold in a garage sale on Spring Creek Road in Rockford within the last year. A picture of the desk is in my profile picture. It is a desk my grandfather made when I was a teenager. It means so much to me and I'm sad that it was accidentally sold to a young teenage girl last year. Please, if you know the person that bought the desk or you are her, please please please contact me. I just learned of the sale yesterday and I'm heartbroken. I will gladly reward anyone that can help me find this desk so that I may talk to the new owner.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 5:32pm

Welcome to the amazing world of time exchanges (or TimeBanking).  Here are the five core principles and some guidelines for time exchanges.

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:20pm

We changed ourselves and our block became Green.  This Green-Block Starter Kit emerged from the process that we went through. 

We hope to encourage many blocks to become Green and then for our Green Village to inspire other villages to become Green.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 1:12am

When I ask Henry (or John or Sally) what they can offer in the Marketplace & TimeBank, they often look puzzled.  Puzzled even though we all have enormous gifts we can offer one another.

Here are some ideas. 

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:17pm

We have for years gathered on Saturday mornings with the common purpose of moving toward both inner peace and world peace.  

Bud Hayes and all of you in Inner Peace - World Peace came to mind when I saw this video, and so I want to share it with you: Is War is Over?  A Paradox Explained.  

Your views are important to me and I hope you'll comment.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 10:35pm

Dear IP/WP folk,

We have decided end the group now, or as of last Saturday morning.  Enclosed as an attachment is a summary statement.

Bud Hayes

Franklyn "Bud" Hayes
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:00am

Hi Villagers,

When you're shopping this holiday season, please consider a gift I'm passionate about. It's a film I co-wrote and produced with a life-saving, anti-smoking story we can give to people who care about children -- parents, teachers, even a school you'd like to support. It's $15 to download the film. And for $35 you can gift a teacher or a school with the Educators Package (the film, Teacher's Guide, and soundtrack).

Here's the

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 7:28pm