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STARTING SEEDS AND DREAMS

STARTING SEEDS AND DREAMS

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow. --Aeschylus This unseasonably warm and sunny February week has us thinking spring… which leads to summer… which leads to garden produce! We’ve been reading some interesting books lately on techniques to make gardening easier, such as planting perennials and multi-layer gardening. Less work and more food is music to my ears. Check out Gaia’s Garden (below) to see what this looks like on a small scale. This week we got busy starting seed indoors. Currently in the soil are thyme, tomatoes, kale, cabbage, and sweet and hot peppers. We even rigged...

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If Your House Was On Fire

If Your House Was On Fire

A quiz from my new favorite person, Kathleen Dean Moore: “If your house is on fire, what should you do? A. Stare into the flames and say “This isn’t happening.” B. Loudly debate whether the fire was caused by human agency (an arsonist), or by nature (i.e. natural variation in temperature of the house). C. Write grants to study how fast the fire is advancing. D. Appoint commissions to study how to adapt to life in the burnt-out rubble of a house that once was inexpressibly beautiful. "Of course not. You put out the damn fire. You throw everything you’ve...

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JUST GO FOR IT

JUST GO FOR IT

“My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.” ― Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals” My lesson in everyday activism this week: just go for it. To deal with my visceral response to the news: my grief, anger, frustration, disappointment and even fear, I have started joining with others to...

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