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Market Day, Yay!

So it’s Saturday, which has officially moved itself into my favorite day of the week because I get to go to Farmer’s & East Side Markets for the week’s shopping. Plus it’s kind of a special day for Justin and I to make critical decisions about the week in front of us. It’s generally an […]

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So I Guess Reading is NOT Fundamental…

“And my concern, David, is several.”-President Bush Speaking to David Gregory, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2007 (source)

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Pancakes, Lent and the Spin of the Earth

Last Wednesday (I think) kicked off what Old World cultures call “Pancake Week,” which got me to thinking about a whole mess of things related to tradition, cultures, practices and, of course, the rule/role of the Church. Today is Ash Wednesday. It marks the beginning of Lent, which is about six weeks (40 days) of […]

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Hey, You want Fries with That?

Remember, your dollar is a political machine. Spend Wisely: Romney’s Firm Refuses to Protect Farm Workers from Sweatshop Conditions by Tula Connell, Feb 1, 2008 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) founded Bain Capital in 1984. In December 2002, Bain Capital joined with two other buyout firms to purchase Burger King for $1.5 billion. read […]

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Local Living

I have been reading an immense amount of literature from many points of view about local eating and living. And it’s pretty obvious by reading only a couple posts where I stand, but I thought I’d take a moment to explain the reasons (for me) why. I also thought it would be a good time […]

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Full of Shit… Literally

I read an article on another blog, which forwarded me to the Original New York Times article on the high cost of meat production and consumption worldwide, but primarily in (yes) the United States. I hadn’t considered writing such a lengthy blog tonight, but a response on the other blog kind of fueled my fire, […]

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Pay It Forward…

Below is an e-mail I received from the Gammons [my bolds for emphasis]: —————— begin story ——————- Gammon family- I writing to let you know of situation, a situation that has affected me to the point of putting it into words and has given me hope toward restoring my faith in people, and in this […]

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Capitalism at its Finest.

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Gosh, I’m so Proud!

Okay… so I was talking with Jesse (brother outlaw) and he made me aware of an interesting (?) trend in our collective American home decor choices. Yessir. I’m talkin blinged “terlit seats” (my favorite sister’s expression), somehow a trend in using money as actual toilet decor. Now, if you have a toilet seat like this, […]

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

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Happy MLK Day

I wanted to post something for MLK Day and as I was considering writing a blog the song Fuel by Ani DiFranco came on. So that’s all kismet and stuff because the song itself is kind of political and today is a political holiday but also AdF is playing at Lupo’s tomorrow night! So I […]

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Political Will is a Renewable Resource

Find out where you stand! I thought this was pretty cool, but really kind of general. This form doesn’t take many personal habits into account, nor does it really give options to make significant but small changes to reduce the carbon footprint of your lifestyle. I think the only danger in a form like this […]

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I always knew Microsoft was the Devil

I’ve been giving consideration to the idea that possibly one might be able to judge a person’s character (to an extent) by the kind of computer they use. It’s no secret that I am not a fan of Microsoft. Not for any real political reasons usually, just that I have found in my years of […]

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Corn Fed Fish

Does it seem strange to you that American Agribusiness would consider feeding corn to salmon to “fatten them up” for retail? Well, I suppose we live in a strange world. And we are what we eat, as they say… When we eat meats that are quickly fattened with corn, it shouldn’t be any surprise that […]

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Diet for a New America & Omnivore’s Dilemma

Okay, so I just finished Diet for a New America yesterday, fell into a complete depression – and in some sort of sick rationalization process convinced myself to eat a plateful of buffalo wings to drown my guilt. The book is good and very informative if not a little outdated. And what’s to be expected […]