I am sitting here, typing this, while the boys are napping. My computer is telling me it’s 81 degrees outside. On the other side of this large continent, Hurricane Irene hovers over North Carolina. A rare hurricane that is slated to travel the entire eastern seaboard. Washington D.C. and Colorado both had 5.x earthquakes on the same day, a few … Continue Reading →
I know what to do. I know where the resources are. I’ve written, somewhat extensively on the subject. Today: I am an Urban Homesteader. In 2008, I self-published my first of two books with Dr. Deborah Tolman. With her knowledge and know-how, my writing, editing, graphic design, and web skills – and with support from several other friends and colleagues, … Continue Reading →
It was the year 2000. I was chatting with my favorite professor (or soon to be) after the MSU class. We did this occasionally. Since, I love idea swapping and learning all that I can, and my friend enjoyed sharing all the various things he knows, it was a good combination. We’d go to Crunchy’s. He’d have 2 or 3 … Continue Reading →
Back in November of 2008, I was getting ready for the Keep Portland Weird festival at Multnomah County Library. I was watching the news. KATU was describing new FDA regulations for radiating food to kill dangerous bacteria. Radiation or irritating lettuce and spinach kills dangerous bacteria and extends the shelf life of these vegetables. The interviewed biologist found no ill … Continue Reading →
Amy Ephron: Help Save the Moon. Maybe I live on the dark side of the moon because I hadn’t heard about this until perusing my facebook page and noticed some Michigan friends commenting on a local News 8 story (www.woodtv.com). Regardless, does this sound like the dumbest, most irresponsible thing to anyone else?