Gulp, Bonk, Stiff, Spook and Grunt

The curious world of Mary Roach. If Mary Roach is the “bottom feeder of non-fiction,” then I am the parasite that feeds on the bottom feeder. The Kudoa septemlineata on her flounde …

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Prose Garden

Keeping track. Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return. — E. M. Forster   …

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Swooning Over Crooner Isaak

I’ve been chatting up Chris Isaak fans. As much as they love his music or his teeth, his hair, or his overall crooner self, what they really want to talk about is his live shows. I …

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Garden

Making Compost Extracts

One pound of compost becomes a feast for the whole garden. Wow! I have waaaaaaaay too much high-grade compost!” said no gardener ever. Generating that much rich, dark garden goodne …

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Arts, Community

Andrea Heidinger’s “Shared Artifacts”

Community-sourced art project employs archaeological perspective. Andrea Henkels Heidinger has been creating art with post-consumer waste—or, as she calls it, “post-consumer artifa …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Environmental Politics, Politics, Think

On the road with BLM paleontologist Alan Titus

  An open letter to Secretary Zinke For five hours I drove from Capitol Hill, in Salt Lake City, through the same famous redrock landscapes you flew over—Bryce Canyon, Kodachr …

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Connect, Eat, Enjoy, Live, Think

Urban Almanac: July 2017

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden & natural world by Diane Olson, Anna Zumwalt and Greta deJong July 1 Dawn breaks at 3:55am. Sun rises at 6:00 A.M., s …

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Arts, Community Profiles, Environmental Politics, Mindfulness

Report from Dark Mountain: An encounter with Paul Kingsnorth

“Ecocide demands a response. That response is too important to be left to politicians, economists, conceptual thinkers, number crunchers; too all-pervasive to be left to activists …

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Connect, Yoga

Happy 1st Birthday 21st Yoga!

    Over the weekend, our friends at 21st yoga celebrated their first birthday. In doing so, they offered a full day of free yoga classes at their studio. As a lifelong sucker for …

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Entertainment

Like Foam (Como La Espuma) Review

This film takes place in a big old mansion with a big yard and pool. The mansion’s sole resident, a gay paraplegic who inherited the home, lives alone in a very depressed state. An …

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