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My new piece is up at the Cafe and I need to thank Caelius, M, and Lee for their help and inspiration on it, even if it was unintentional or unintended.
Well, the jack-booted thugs that LP is always complaining about came calling yesterday in the form of a letter to our landlord from the management company that “manages” our subdivision. The compost bin has to go. We placed the bin … Continue reading
I’m thinking that the perfect tech app for the up-to-date New Depression kitchen would be a recipe cost calculator. It shouldn’t be too hard to build a database that contains: the ingredients for the family’s most commonly cooked meals the … Continue reading
Lee’s put up a review of a review of a cookbook which inspires me to think out loud a bit about food. The points raised about cooking are spot on—that is, cooking is an essential skill that Americans need to … Continue reading
Go read it now! The key to addressing sustainability, he suggests is a return to the roots of of our moral theology. Virtue: Justice, temperance, fortitude, and prudence exercised in harmony. Cultivating these and collaborating with others who seek them … Continue reading
Well, I went and did my civic duty. Can’t really say I “dropped the handle”; “touched the screen” doesn’t really have the right ring to it… This election for me was a lesser of two evils decision. If only McCain … Continue reading
bls points us to this article in the NY Times magazine–a letter from Michael Pollan to the next president. The whole thing is worth a read and here are some juicy excerpts to whet your appetite…: There are many moving … Continue reading
Fr. Haller writes good sense based on working in the Pit. Let me add my negligable two cents worth. This credit crunch and market crash corresponds—as far as I can tell—concurrently with the end of cheap oil. Yeah, it’s bouncing … Continue reading
Life adjustment is proceeding here… There’s still chaos in the form of unpacked boxes, unorganized living spaces, and incomplete funding streams. Nevertheless, some good patterns are taking shape. M and I are in a good fitness routine now; we’re hitting … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting post on The Oil Drum on electric scooters. Just as interesting as the article are the comments. What I find especially useful is the discussion about a new transportation paradigm. The current paradigm is the road-tripping vehicle. … Continue reading