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My first book! The Gen-Xers, Millennials & Hipster Guide:  . . . . . Sharing a Kitchen with Housemates

My first book! The Gen-Xers, Millennials & Hipster Guide: . . . . . Sharing a Kitchen with Housemates

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Public Events, Private Values: Some Observations

Public Events, Private Values: Some Observations

It is the annual autumn season of fairs and festivals. When I visit such events I notice a continuing set of issues that trouble me; issues that concern not only the event venders but should concern visitors as well. My concerns touch on the intersection […]

Taking care of ourselves and each other: Self-reliance, sustainibility, and Andrew Zolli

Taking care of ourselves and each other: Self-reliance, sustainibility, and Andrew Zolli

  Around about Thanksgiving is pretty much when I close up the summer and early fall making/doing/storing food bustle. I’m getting ready to hunker down; you’d think I was a squirrel. South Dakota winters have a way of sticking in memory even all these 29 […]

Despite the storms our garden and animals are sprouting and growing and laying

Despite the storms our garden and animals are sprouting and growing and laying

The stormy events of the past several days have made the dog crazy!  Especially the lightning!  But the hens, the pigs and the garden seem to just continue doing what they do best; grow and lay eggs!     But work always lurks on the […]

Illness, Archaeology, and the Garden: an update

Illness, Archaeology, and the Garden: an update

Query: Is it an homage to the 18th century humeral notions of medicine (puke, purge, and scare the hell out of the illness) that liquid medicines are still being formulated to taste like rotten fruit mixed with pigeon shit and pills have to be the […]