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And on Outrunning the Boom…

In 2011 I wrote an essay about how the convention of escape undermines our thinking about the environmental crises we are facing.  A kind reader of mine emailed to tell me about how she uses that essay “Outrunning the Boom” in her classroom,  and her wonderful students responded with this video.  Apparently, outrunning the boom…

The End of the World Is At Hand…

…My laundry pile was empty. I mean, empty. Nothing more to wash. This unprecedented state of affairs (in a working farm household with 6 people, four of them attracted to mud like magnets) didn’t last long – then Asher dumped his muddy socks on the floor and Eli took a bath and pushed the towel…

What Do Farmers Do for Fun?

Check out the celebrity cow tippers, of course. What else? Harrison Ford owns a property out by me and he’s out in the pastures ALL THE TIME. “Han Solo is messing with the cows again” is practically the neighborhood refrain. I swear. Sharon

I loved, loved, loved this video! Hysterical.

Wuv, Twue Wuv

Now that’s hot, baby! Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Foster Parent Diet

Given that January is the season for regretting excesses and making new starts, I thought I’d offer Sharon’s patented formula for losing 10lbs fast – absolutely guaranteed to take off the weight like lightning.; Day 1: Spend most of the day getting ready for a weekend event – running errands, shopping at local markets, prepping…

Just watch, and understand why the death of what passed for culture in our youth is probably something we can bear with equanimity. Plus, the hair gave us a taste for the apocalyptic – the bangs are exactly what your hair will look like during a zombie attack. Sharon

Goats are Everywhere!

I knew that goats were the new chickens, the new black, the coolest accessory of all time. That I got. But I admit, I hadn’t kept up with the new public role goats have been taking. Apparently they are out shopping. I’ve never considered taking mine to the mall, but hey, why not? Maybe I’d…

Get the F*** Off Fossil Fuels

Almost all conversations with every other parent of late includes “Have you read Go the Fuck to Sleep yet? Have you heard Samuel Jackson read it?….” It is safe to say that the book touches a nerve. And it is extraordinarily funny, and it does evoke precisely the reactions that most of us have trouble…

Note: I’m off to DC for ASPO-USA’s annual spring board meeting. The blog will be quiet. I leave you with one of my all-time favorite re-runs, lightly updated to reflect the ongoing disconnect between dream and reality ;-). But what would life be without fantasy? I find it helpful to reflect on how the world…