Category Archives: Sustainable Living

Craftivism Is Creative Activism

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Turning crafting skills into support for causes we love (art by LR) Gentle Yet Effective Activism Over the years, I’ve written dozens of newspaper articles about native plants, with varying responses (of course). A recent one that compared a naturalistic … Continue reading

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When Fairy Tales Come To Life

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Magic mushrooms have a long history in human lore Mushrooms Of Magic and Mystery This has been a banner year for mushrooms around here, as the unusually warm fall and abundant autumn rains made for perfect growing conditions. Ever since … Continue reading

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A New Word For A New Year

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Feed the Solstice fire bowl with hopes and dreams Image by Patrick Gulke Learning To Under-do Happy Solstice! New Year! My wish? May this year be a time for assimilation of new ideas and greater understanding for us all. My … Continue reading

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Looking For A Stone

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A beautiful bowlful of pocket rocks Everybody Needs A Rock After last week’s musings, I was reminded by a comment to revisit a book that I read with my kids many years ago and am now re-reading with my grandkids. … Continue reading

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