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Letting Others Tell our Story for Us

March 29, 2014   Last night, on the PBS News Hour, Jeffrey Brown interviewed Benin-born singer, Angelique Kidjo. During the interview, Ms. Kidjo said, she once asked her mother, “Why we women are blamed for everything,” and her mother said, “Because … Continue reading

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Ukraine and Gardening

March 8, 2014   Ukraine, 2014   Photo by Mstyslav Chernov Thank goodness for the blogosphere. Yes, you have to pick your sources wisely, but you can find news there that the corporate owned, mainstream media won’t touch. Such is the … Continue reading

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The Storm is Now

March 1, 2014 The weatherman told us we’d have a small storm, yesterday – some freezing rain, possibly snow. As it was, we had a little rain as the system moved through. We didn’t even get that, at this end … Continue reading

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Keeping Warm This Winter (II)

February 8, 2014     Last week, I told you about some things I’d done to bring my heating bill down this winter (and avoid a heart attack from opening future heating bills). Several readers noted things they had tried in the … Continue reading

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Staying Warm this Winter

February 1, 2014  After opening the December utility bill, (my first winter bill for the whole house,) and nearly having a heart attack, I decided I’d better find a way to reduce my dependence on the gas furnace. Granted, my … Continue reading

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Reshaping the World

The elite of the planet met in Davos, this week, for the World Economic Forum, as they have for over forty years. The theme of this year’s get together was, “Reshaping the World”, with global inequality one of the “hot” … Continue reading

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This World IS My Home

January 18, 2014  I have no real blog post today. I am too tired and frustrated with the endless warnings that business as usual can’t continue and the constant propaganda that it can/will/must. A few weeks ago, I put up … Continue reading

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Coming out of the Cold

January 11, 2014  We went from zero for a high (with a low of -10) on Monday or Tuesday of last week to thirty-four for a low tonight and sixty degrees for a high tomorrow. Like much of the country, … Continue reading

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Thinking About Food in the Coming Year

January 4, 2014  Image courtesy of Simon Howden/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net Yesterday afternoon, my friends, Kathi and Mary, took me on what turned out to be a most excellent adventure. After taking me to pick up my medications, they treated me to … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

December 21, 2013      We had rain last night. As the temperature dropped below freezing, it froze on the tree branches turning them to crystal by the time I woke up this morning. Lovely. As the temperature rises above … Continue reading

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