Waiting for Monarchs

Many folks, friends, and neighbors have said I should just “mow it all down.”  Don’t think I haven’t considered it! I’ve been focused on weeding out the poison ivy, but it’s vines are buried under the vinca, and it’s more of a tangled mess than gum in a girl’s long hair! But if I mow…

Learning is an Experience

Yesterday afternoon my boys were down at the creek behind our house finding tiny new crawdads, and asked if they could keep them. I immediately responded with the Kratt Brother’s mantra “All creatures deserve to live free and in the wild!” My younger son Jonny replied “But this isn’t the wild, it’s the city! The…

Social norms and the middle class model

Here’s the article in The Guardian that sparked this post: …people need a stake in society. This article reported that 84% of UK children who seek help from the group Kids Company are runaways, usually maltreated by their families. In the U.S., anywhere between 1.6 million and 2.8 million children runaway, or are thrown out…

Originally posted on Grist:
Lost amid the carnival of embarrassments that is the Republican presidential primary is the fact that there is another primary race underway: the Green Party’s. “What?” you say. “Those guys are still around?” Well yes, but they’re not guys. The front-runner in the race is Jill Stein, a Boston physician and…

Sweat Equity

Dear Readers, I have such a difficult time posting regularly! When I sit down to the computer, I usually read some news, check in with friends on facebook, then I’m off and outdoors! Today our weather is cool & cloudy, and who knows if it will actually rain? Over this past sunny week I’ve been…