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 under a low-hanging pine tree so that it was darn
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 quantities needed for the recipe the quantities in which the
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 know. My mom made me learn when I was young
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 is the goal. The church’s distinctive touch are the three
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 had run the platform he ran in 2000. If only
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 parts to the new food agenda I’m urging you to
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 around $100 a barrel now, much lower than the summer’s
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 the YMCA six days a week with weights and cardio.
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. As notd by the commenters, both the industry and consumers