Category Archives: Advocacy

What I See Happening Here Instead

The last few months have seen an upswing in gun violence, burglary, car chases and more. And perhaps I’m more of an optimist (although I prefer Optimistic Realist, thank you very much) because while I see the crime (or rather … Continue reading

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Be a Better Person Than This

I rarely get into Facebook fights. I rarely get into fights at all. Partly because I’m a big-hearted overly emotional wimp, but also because it really messes me up for DAYS afterward. I would as soon someone go around and … Continue reading

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Financial Tip #1 – Uninsured? Try These!

I think I will start a series of financial tips. These have worked out well for me and mine, and perhaps they can help you as well. I’ll post them as I think of them. Uninsured? You Are Not Alone … Continue reading

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Sometimes It Takes a Village

Well, folks, I’m back home in the States, albeit $4,000 and eleven pounds lighter. My dad’s finances were drained by the three different hospital stays and medical expenses. I spent money I didn’t have getting there, staying there, and coming … Continue reading

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Working For Change

I don’t have much patience for folks who complain about life while sitting still. Anyone who knows me can attest to this. If you want things to be different, step forward. Here in our neighborhood, which has been our home … Continue reading

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Urban Farm Tour – Coming Soon!

Nope, we are NOT on the farm tour this year. Can’t be on the tour AND visit local farms at the same time after all! I am looking forward to the tour, though. It’s been several years since I got … Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Early to Start

It’s not too early to start dreaming of spring. Especially with the weather dipping into the single digits. Brrrr! This Saturday, if you have some spare time and some spare seeds, consider dropping by the Seed Savers Exchange. There is … Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Call?

This past weekend was sunny (for the most part) and beautiful. We managed to get a lot done in our yard, including hauling off a large heap of brush with the help of our friends Andy and Blake, as well … Continue reading

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Causing Trouble and Kicking Metaphorical Hornet’s Nests

It’s been a busy few days! I’ve got some project updates, an account of a visit to the state capitol and more to talk about. Read on… My New Pantry My pantry is not finished. It will have a 2/3 … Continue reading

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Facebook is the Place to Find Me

I write … a lot … about a lot of different things. Gardening, cooking, crafts, homeschooling, and plenty more. However, you will inevitably find links to more posts if you simply follow me on Facebook. I don’t always come straight … Continue reading

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