Monthly Archives: April 2020

Does political ideology kill?

Does political ideology kill? You bet it does! I’m not just talking about nationalist campaigns that provoke wars like the Spanish-American War of 1898, but about everyday government decisions. Policies on school lunches, Social Security, car safety, drug regulation, flood … Continue reading

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ON THE FIFTH DAY by Jane Hirshfield, 2017 On the fifth day the scientists who studied the rivers were forbidden to speak or to study the rivers. The scientists who studied the air were told not to speak of the … Continue reading

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The colorful lawn

A lawn never subjected to chemicals can exhibit a broad and attractive range of plants, here featuring purple and white wild violets (and, in the middle distance, an area of meadow hyacinths that will soon bloom also purple and white): … Continue reading

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More on wild edibles, especially daylilies

Reminder: wherever you gather plants, be sure herbicides and pesticides have not been used. Check Edible Weeds to be sure you have the right plant and whether to consume roots, stems, buds, or flowers. And at first, eat in small … Continue reading

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Some day

I remembered this poem written very long ago in southern France, because now that for most of us life has slowed down, more of us could have the time to spend a day not doing but contemplating: Some Day Some … Continue reading

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