Interesting story behind this post – I saw a link to it on my dashboard and thought “Hey, that sounds like a great article – I’ll go read that” only to discover it was the “Drafts” section of my dashboard. I wrote this two and a half years ago, and every word of it stillContinue reading “Why office jobs are better than homesteading”
Well, not really rules. More like guidelines. Givens: Food serves biological, emotional, and cultural purposes. People have different biological, emotional, and cultural needs; therefore, there is no one “right way to eat” for everyone – even people in the same region, family, blood type, or other grouping. An individual’s food choices have an impact onContinue reading “Em’s food rules”
So, in my last post, I talked about how I’ve made some changes in my life, and how resuming my old routine didn’t quite “fit” anymore. I have been waiting for this for the better part of a year. Heck, maybe two. I’ve known that I needed to rest, to move houses, to recuperate, andContinue reading “Staying changed”
So I’ve known for a while that I’ve wanted to change some things about the overall shape of my life. I was fried too much of the time. I was accomplishing a lot but never felt at ease or rested. I had pulled back some from 2011’s two speeds of “dead run” and “asleep,” butContinue reading “Making changes”
I had a marvelous holiday break. We went to see family the first few days, and after a “stressful but could have been worse” return home (I wasn’t feeling well and we were flying into a big snowstorm), we had twelve blissful days of being home with no real agenda. We took one day tripContinue reading “What I did on my winter vacation”
If you’re in the mood for gratitude today, go appreciate a nice drink of clean water.
Sweetie. Woodstove. Kimchi pizza. Cider. Books (He: philosophy of religion; she: historical novel about the San Franciso earthquake). It doesn’t get much better than this.
We moved here in June: Obviously, I’ve not been blogging. I also didn’t really garden this year, or do many Preserving Traditions events. I’ve not gone on many trips, or gone out with friends. So what have I done? I’ve been reveling in the astonishing beauty of this place, the tranquility of the land, recoveringContinue reading “Where I’ve been”
Dinner tonight was accomplished in about 15 minutes, largely by opening cans and jars. Honestly – it feels like cheating. But it’s all good stuff: tomato sauce (commercial, but local from small farms), home canned diced tomatoes and smoked pork, and hominy (no idea where from, but it’s just corn – no weird ingredients). Oh,Continue reading “Homemade convenience foods”
There’s an exit off I-90 in western New York for “Lackawanna,” and it’s always sounded to me like an extreme case of lethargy – “wanna” being the desire to do, be, or obtain anything. I’ve definitely been feeling some lackawanna lately, largely due to the pilot roll-out of a monumental, complex, and difficult year-long projectContinue reading “Lackawanna; or, is this garden burnout permanent?”