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Archives for April, 2010

Too Pretty to Write…

I’ve been sadly slack on content the last few days, but well, it is spring and I’m busy. And tired at the end of the day. And Stoneleigh of The Automatic Earth was visiting. And well…hey, it is 66 degrees, sunny and beautiful. I’m in the middle of a piece answering a reader’s question about…

Hat tip to Rod Dreher for pointing out what he deems the most depressing toy ever – yes, your little one can have his or her own cubicle! Has your two year old been falling down on the hard, tedious job of being a child – here’s a way of ensuring that she’s ready for…

It Is Never Too Early…

I’m the lone female in a house of men – when new housemate Phil moves in next month that will make six guys in my home and well, me. There are assorted female creatures on my farm – to be precise, one dog, two cats, two rabbits, 7 dairy goats, 12 ewes (seasonal) and about…

As you know, Greer and I at times have our differences in perspective, but I think this week’s column is particularly acute, and offers up two point that I think are really essential to grasp when thinking of the future. The first is that technical feasibility is not all – that technical feasibility rests on…

I still have two remaining spots in my online food storage and preservation class, starting tomorrow! If you’d like to join us you can read about the class and the syllabus here, and email me at jewishfarmer@gmail.com to reserve a spot or ask more questions! Cheers, Sharon

A reader of mine named Aaron emailed me to ask if I’d respond to Alex Steffen’s latest piece at Worldchanging. Aaron writes: I’d be interested to hear what you have to say about Alex Steffen’s recent post over at worldchanging.com. I think that it is a well considered and well informed post that addresses many…

To make up for yesterday’s frivolity, today I am going to be very, very serious, and deal with weighty serious things. There will be no levity – not from me, and certainly not from my very serious readers. In fact, if I detect signs of levity from any of you, especially those of you with…

I Got Nothin’

It was a lovely weekend with lots of friends, Eli’s belated birthday party, spring, peace, quiet, music, good stuff. My house is even clean. I mean, well, for me. I’m too happy to worry about anything. So I got nothing today. I do, however, have a contract with science blogs that requires three posts a…

Staniford On Sea Level Rise

What I like about Stuart Staniford’s work is that he does such a lovely job of offering useful and clear visual descriptors of things that are often otherwise made less clear. The design of a good graph or visual is worth a lot. So I thought this bit about the way sea level rise plays…

Woohoo…Astrophysicist Scores!

I know, I know, I promised you that Eric and I would start doing joint posts months ago, and we haven’t done a single one. Sorry folks. Besides the fact that it has been a crazy-busy period in our lives, there’s another reason. We didn’t fully grasp the reality of this blogging together project. You…