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The Sexiness Of Spring

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments · food & drink, home & garden, nature, simplicity, sustainability

Millions are unsuccessfully looking for jobs, our climate is warming faster than the scientists’ worst-case scenarios and now we also have a swine flu epidemic.  Ai-yai-yai. All of those are important, but today I’m drilling down deeper into a universal constant in all our lives:  the food that keeps us alive.
Living in the city as [...]

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Celebrating the Fourth, Diamond-Cut Style

July 4th, 2008 · No Comments · community, entertainment, food & drink, health & well being, simplicity

Happy Fourth of July! It’s our nation’s birthday. I’ve posted Ideas for celebrating below, based on this basic life-principle we all tend to forget:
A nation starts its life in the beginning as land, as earth — before people arrived to populate it. And that land, the soil, water and things that grow on it, are [...]

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Happy Hybrid Easter!

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · home & garden, nature, spirituality & religion, sustainability

Hybrid: a result of cross-breeding. Easter: a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Christ — celebrated the Sunday following the first full moon of the vernal equinox.

Wait a minute. Easter is famously Christian, but its timing is completely earth-centered, ruled by nature, which is to say it is pagan. Easter is a hybrid holiday. Christianity has been shown by scholars to have deep roots in the earlier earth-centered religions

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