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Chris Hedges & I Can’t Go Along The Way It’s Going

Yall ever hear of Chris Hedges?  I appreciate his skill in discussing various societal issues.  Hedges has provided me with thought-provoking information. Here’s a link to him talking about “The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies”. If you’d like to stretch your thinking I recommend his talks on YouTube.  Also his books and essays. […]

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No Coffee Experiment

We continue harvesting greens from the garden.  We couldn’t survive off the yield but a meal here and there with fresh produce grown a 30-second walk from the kitchen is awesome.  Breakfast today is garden chard with eggs from our chickens + grocery store tators and onions. I’m on day five of no coffee.  Instead, […]

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Word Art

Poetry and Squirrel Stew

I’ve indulged in hippie dreams, Swirling like smoke in cedar groves. Those backroad corners of my mind. The dreams my upbringing promised me. This is the first day of the regular deer hunting season.  This means more traffic on the road past our house.   The paved road ends not too many miles past our place […]

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Freedom of Sleep

Sometimes I stay up late and sleep later in the morning.  Other times I become an early riser.    I rarely wake up to an alarm clock.  I’m really grateful it’s not part of my routine.   In the past, I did wake up this way.  For jobs.  For school.  For what my life was. I […]

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Kombucha

My Kombucha. A fermented tea ….GOOGLE it. Fizzy…sort of tastes like cider. Easy to make once you have a SCOBY.

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Minimizing

“Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama Dave & I are in the active pursuit of minimizing our lifestyle. There are a lot of reasons we feel compelled to do this.  The most important reason is that it is improving […]

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A List of Things I’m Doing Differently

Some things I started doing differently to: 1.) Decrease my consumption/impact/amount of “life dander”   & 2.)  Save $ – decrease the amount of time I have to spend making $ LIST- Make a less toxic and economical laundry detergent using Borax, Washing Soda, bar soap, & Water Purge things that are pointless:  Sell on […]

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Happy End of the World Day….again.

An ode to January 1, 2000 In case you missed it, today is predicted to be the end of the world. I’ve made it through several ends of the world. Maybe you have too. What I like best about the end of the world is the day after. The new beginning.   Here’s some words […]

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