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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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HANDLE CONFLICT LIKE A COYOTE

HANDLE CONFLICT LIKE A COYOTE

Being an everyday activist means always being on the lookout for ways to deal with difficult situations.  Last week, I witnessed an act of courage in the face of conflict. I was in awe as my stereotypes were shattered and I gained a new tool for dealing with toxic situations. Now I've got in my back pocket a new way to #ShowYourGlow. Here’s how it went down. (Heads up: This post will take five minutes to read instead of the usual one. I promise, it's worth it.)   THE SCENE I was vending at a two-day craft show with my...

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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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