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I kind of wandered off on y’all – we just spent four days visiting and celebrating Thanksanukah with biological and chosen family. We didn’t go to my parents’ place for Thanksgiving this year, so we headed out and ate turkey and latkes together, spent four glorious days goofing off, and are home refreshed. Of course,…

This morning four guys in camo and rifles were walking up my road at 6am, which means one of two things. Either it is Deer Season, or Canada has invaded. And that’s the real reason I’m not leaving the US – I’ve pinned my hopes on the conquest of upstate New York by Canada, who…

Demand is the Real Issue, Right?

The always-brillliant and funny Christine Patton aka The Peak Oil Hausfrau, in the latest Peak Oil Review Commentary, has turned her sights to the IEA’s recent predictions, managing to properly skewer both the IEA’s predictions and the predictive value of economic modelling (two great tastes that taste great together!): The International Economics Agency today released…

Here are 100 of them. Got a fave? Sharon

What It is Like To be Me, Lately

A blog is a window into the intellectual world of its owner, I’m reliably told by people who think about this stuff. That’s what’s so compelling about the good ones – again, so I’m told. So here’s what’s been going through my intellectual world lately…. ….BOING. ….BOING. You know that screen saver that bounces the…

I’m your mamma, I’m your daddy I’m that farma in the alley I’m your doctor, when in need Want sweet taters? Have some nettle weed! You know me, i’m your friend Gotcher parsnips, thick and thin I’m your pusherwoman, I’m your pusherwoman. haha Ain’t i clean, veggie queen Super cool, super green Feelin’ good, for…

Fake Plant Botany

Great article from “The Annals of Improbable Research” on “Artificae Plantae: The Taxonomy, Ecology and Ethnobotany of Simulacra.” It is about time someone did this research: A previously unacknowledged plant family of significant economic importance plants has been flourishing around us for many years. The fact that this immense and diverse family has been heretofore…

The always-brilliant “Peak Oil Hausfrau” Christine Patton has a wonderful piece addressing the calm and reasoned Roman response to the recent “Foreign Barbarian Invasions: Impacts, Mitigation and Risk Management” report. Proponents of the so-called “barbarian invasion” theory today warned of the “potentially disastrous” effects of hundreds of thousands of Visigoths, Huns, and Vandals plundering the…

Garden Doom…No, Not Really

I wrote this post in 2008, which was one of my worst gardening years ever – I made the insane mistake of setting the deadline for _A Nation of Farmers_ for June 1, which meant I spent most of the planting season in front of my computer. But I knew I wasn’t the only one,…

Let’s Stay Together?

Sometimes you read a study and say “duh!” That was pretty much my reaction to a British Study just released that suggests that when men help with the childcare and housework, couples are less likely to get divorced. Gee, that’s a shock. You mean women don’t love soloing on the toilet cleaning? Meanwhile the divorce…