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|The Long Game
An entry in The Household Economy Last year, I started on the garden late. Aside from sneaking in a small potato patch in April, I didn't really get going until late May and early June. I had some ...
An entry in Encounters One of the challenges of attempting a life in the margins is the sense of alienation it can, at times, produce. Granted, a life lived within the confines of society's ...
|Let Us Please Not Make It Worse
It happens often. A large job waits for me, and for a moment it seems almost impossible. Or, if not impossible, at least quite daunting and far more than I want to tackle. It might be planning and ...
|Live in the Margins
An entry in How To Be Poor In the previous entry in this series, The Reductionist Trap , I wrote about a possible diet I could eat that would seem to be sustainable and practical, given my ...
|Work Made a Farmer
And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in ...
|The Reductionist Trap
An entry in the How To Be Poor series on voluntary poverty One of the primary troubles with living well in a time of peak oil and deindustrialization is the tendency in our society to think in ...
|The Privilege of Empire
I lived in the White Mountains of Arizona throughout my sixteenth year. My mother owned a coffee shop there, in the small town of Pinetop. Visiting one summer, I fell in love with the area and ...
|The Soil's Gifts
There's a bacteria in soil that has been shown to make humans happy by triggering serotonin production in the brain. But there must be more to it. — ∞ — The garden has made me happy. I've ...
|The Circus Comes to Town
An entry in How To Be Poor As has likely been noticed by regular readers (and unnoticed by approximately the entire world) the How To Be Poor series on voluntary poverty has not seen a new entry in ...
|Why I'll Pay $10 for a Gallon of Milk
When I lived in Portland, I paid $10 for a gallon of milk. This wasn't store bought milk, of course, but raw milk. It came from a farm south of the city--a piece of land leased by two wonderful ...
|How To Make Butter
An entry in The Household Economy I love butter. I grew up eating margarine, but those were dark days indeed and I try not to think about them now. Instead, I think about butter, and I eat it. I ...
|Considering Butter: A Philosophy of Homesteading
An entry in The Household Economy A few months back, I read a Sharon Astyk post in which she wrote about a new cookbook of sorts, Make the Bread, Buy ...
|The Desert Tells
An entry in the Encounters series Six weeks ago, I walked amongst the red rocks surrounding Sedona, Arizona. I was in Sedona after having driven my mother there and was able to take a few days to ...
|Ending Our Exuberance
An entry in the How To Be Poor series on voluntary poverty In my previous diary in the How To Be Poor series on voluntary poverty, I argued that many people's dietary choices reveal the sort of ...
|The Household Economy: A Potential Power Grab
An introduction to The Household Economy As I write this, the smell of fresh, baking bread is wafting from the wood stove here in the farm’s main, communal house. The bread is one step in my ...
|There are No Vegetarians in a Famine
An entry in the How To Be Poor series To better understand the distorted viewpoint of our culture that I wrote about in the last post, I want to talk about food and diet. As I tend to reference my ...
|When Money No Longer Gets Money
An entry in the How To Be Poor series on voluntary poverty Friday morning, I ...
|A Matter of Responsibility
I love snow. It's something we don't get very often here in the Northwest. When we do get it, it tends to be of the hit-the-ground-and-melt variety. An inch or two is significant for us---this isn't ...
|Resilience and Stealth Infrastructure: How the Occupy Movement Could Change the Context
A Need For Response For those familiar with my recent writing (which is probably approximately none of you reading this, admittedly) it's ...
|Some Thoughts on Making a Living
Something that, over the last few years, I've seen as odd in our society is how common it is to interchange the idea of a job and the idea of making a living. Life in our industrial,
|Why I Hiked Neahkahnie Mountain Instead of Shutting Down the Port
I've been buoyed of late by the Occupy movement. Having joined the kick off march and rally for Occupy Portland, participated in the October 15th global day of protest, and closely ...
|A Dumbfounding (Lifelong) Moment
Someone seems to have gifted me a lifetime subscription to Daily Kos. It took me a few minutes to comprehend this. I had noticed there was a subscription drive going on here and a rally around ...
|Today I Nearly Died, Worked at Many Jobs, and Glimpsed the Future
Today, I worked at many jobs. I woke early in the morning, in a freezing cold yurt under a pile of bedding, and allowed the alarm clock on my cell phone to ring multiple times. Eventually--knowing I ...
|OR-Sen: Smith Gets a Challenger - Novick Announces
At noon on Wednesday, Gordon Smith will finally get a challenger for his seat in 2008. Steve Novick will be announcing his candidacy in Portland at ...
|An Open Letter to Senate Democrats: FILIBUSTER EVERYTHING||aimlessmind||09/08/2005||9||22||-||2|
|Battle Objective Journalism||aimlessmind||03/11/2005||7||1||1||2|
|Washington State Dems Ask For DNC Feedback||aimlessmind||01/27/2005||6||4||-||-|
|Violating the Geneva Convetion in Iraq||aimlessmind||11/14/2004||4||8||-||-|
|"Kerry Wins In A Blowout"||aimlessmind||10/27/2004||10||7||-||-|
|Kerry Takes Offensive--Clears Way For Us||aimlessmind||09/20/2004||4||6||-||-|
|Breaking The Backs America Is Built Upon||aimlessmind||08/31/2004||4||2||-||1|
|How To Vote In WA State Primary?||aimlessmind||08/27/2004||20||-||-||-|
|Rep. Alexander Still On Ballot; Sign-Up Reopened||aimlessmind||08/23/2004||11||1||-||1|
|The Totality of Bush's Jobs and Economic Performance||aimlessmind||08/09/2004||14||1||-||-|
|The Coming World Oil Crisis||aimlessmind||07/11/2004||26||-||-||1|
|"Pause To Do Them Injury"||aimlessmind||06/09/2004||3||-||-||1|
|Florida is Being Rigged Again||aimlessmind||06/04/2004||21||-||-||-|
|The Newest Gitmo Detainee||aimlessmind||06/02/2004||5||-||-||-|
|The Liars Are Lying About The Lies||aimlessmind||06/01/2004||42||-||-||13|
|We Should Be Enraged||aimlessmind||05/14/2004||-||-||-||-|
|The FDA Can Go To Hell||aimlessmind||05/07/2004||4||-||-||-|
|The Continued Assault On Women||aimlessmind||05/04/2004||5||-||-||-|
|The Costs Of War - Pictures From Iraq||aimlessmind||04/27/2004||5||-||-||-|
|Bush Thinks Everything Is Free||aimlessmind||04/24/2004||3||-||-||-|
|A Common Cause - A Proposal For John Kerry||aimlessmind||04/22/2004||2||-||-||-|
|A Common Cause - A Proposal For John Kerry||aimlessmind||04/22/2004||4||-||-||9|
|We Will Not Die For Lies||aimlessmind||04/20/2004||1||-||-||1|
|Disaster (Possibly) Averted In Iraq. Najaf Next?||aimlessmind||04/19/2004||8||-||-||-|
|If You Lay With Pain||aimlessmind||04/18/2004||4||-||-||-|
|The Best Kept Secret||aimlessmind||04/17/2004||20||-||-||-|
|Out of Kerry's Mouth||aimlessmind||04/16/2004||4||-||-||-|
|The Need For Hope||aimlessmind||04/16/2004||5||-||-||-|
|Why 527s Aren't As Important To The RNC||aimlessmind||03/26/2004||4||-||-||-|
|Condi Rice is Scary||aimlessmind||03/25/2004||28||-||-||-|
|Fun (Damaging?) Stories Coming From Salon||aimlessmind||03/10/2004||4||-||-||-|
|Don't Let Them Steal The Election||aimlessmind||03/02/2004||55||-||-||1|
|I Can Finally Be Proud of My Country||aimlessmind||02/26/2004||11||-||-||-|
|Who's The Real Patriot?||aimlessmind||02/12/2004||6||-||-||-|
|True Majority and Voting Machine Fraud||aimlessmind||02/11/2004||2||-||-||-|
|23 Year Old's Washington Caucus Experience||aimlessmind||02/07/2004||10||-||-||-|
|Comprehensive Site of Bush's Record||aimlessmind||02/03/2004||6||-||-||-|
|Latest NH Poll Numbers||aimlessmind||01/18/2004||3||-||-||-|
|Blog Comments Being Used Against Future Candidates||aimlessmind||01/16/2004||12||-||-||-|
|Dean Supported Bosnia War||aimlessmind||01/14/2004||26||-||-||-|
|Will The O'Neill Story Blow Over?||aimlessmind||01/13/2004||10||-||-||-|
|Do Iowans Really Care About Dean's Caucus Comments?||aimlessmind||01/10/2004||14||-||-||-|
|How Dean Can Revive The Democratic Party||aimlessmind||01/07/2004||43||-||-||-|
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