UNITY?

USA…USA…USA…” Have we found unity? Can chants and flag waving change us? When the element of danger moves us to link our lives together, we do so under an external prod which can never last. Once a crisis passes, there is just no stopping us from getting back to normal

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AROUND THE URBAN HOMESTEAD

Already combing through the seed catalogs, we are trying to decide which new varieties tochoose and which old favorites to purchase again of those that did well lastyear.   We have to anticipate what the local caterers andrestaurants would purchase and plant accordingly. So much to choose from… We have already

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SWALLOWED UP BY FOG

Whoopee! Wasn’t that a kick? Wow! The earth returned to the celestial point in its orbit which it occupied last year at this time. The January 1st date delegated as the start of our new year has been cause for one great, jubilant party. And there were toasts all around

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DREAMING OF SPRING

Having cold weather lately with a few nighttime temps in the low 30’s. Just last night we got over 1 inch of rain. There have been a couple of storms that have passed through this month, bringing quite a lot of precipitation. We have been harvesting a variety of lettuces,

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NATURAL RHYTHM

Go ahead. Rush around hither and yon to meet that deadline. Circled in red on your calendar, naturally, is the date December 25. Our world is now caught up in the special season of giving. In modern society that means, of course, doing even more shopping than normal. Run ragged

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VICTORY GARDEN EFFORTS

The days are shorter, the air a bit cooler and trees are starting to lose their leaves–signs that its time to bring out the flannels andsweaters and start thinking what to plant for the winter days ahead. This year we planted sweet potatoes and yams and were pleasantly surprised with

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GOING BACK TO NORMAL

Guess what? Life is already bouncing back to my normal routine, except in the area of the news. Not working in New York, not being a member of our Armed Services, and not having a job in the US Postal Service, I am more free to be my old self

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LIFE INTERRUPTED

Sometimes Life interrupts our daily routine, the way year after year we are kept running on autopilot. Sometimes Life rattles us with shockwaves to force us into a different state of awareness. Sometimes Life introduces us to unspeakable death, challenging us to turn a marginalized existence into a meaningful one.

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CHANGE OF THE SEASON

That cool, crisp feeling of fall is in the air. The long warm days of summer are coming to a close. Time to look forward to the fall and winter plantings. The summer crops are slowly winding down.  We have had a cooler than normal summer so the tomatoes, winter

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THE PATH GOING UPSTREAM

Can I stop it? Is it possible for me, one speck, one person, to do anything at all to halt the relentless, overpowering flow of the mighty river which is mainstream modern society? It has become more swift, more turbulent and, thus, more monstrous; and, now, with each passing day

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