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We’re So Lucky

The first thing you need to know is that no one ever complains. I’ve seen a few people cry, mostly about lost pets, but what they say is “we’re so lucky.” They say “We’re so lucky” as elders in their 80s and 90s put all the possessions of a lifetime out on the street to…

Crap. We’ve had so much flooding (not the house, thankfully, but the creek has breached its banks, the driveway is flooded and the barn has about a ton of much-needed ;-P mud added to it) that I have to cancel our planned open farm day this Sunday. We’re just not going to be in shape…

Paul Kingsnorth has a brilliant article on what underlies the disproportion in attention between flooding in the Global South and Global North, and what it says about how we see the world: This imperial narrative morphed, after the death of the Western empires, into the narrative of ‘development’ that we still cleave to today (I…