June 2007

Is Harry a Horcrux?

30 June, 2007 // 0 Comments

21 days and counting, kids. I hope you’ve reserved your copy at a local independent bookstore, and if you’re in Mendo, I’ll see you at Gallery Bookshop! (They’re having a pajama and movie party, for anyone local who ...

Hairy Beaches

30 June, 2007 // 0 Comments

The origins of the domestic cat have been traced to the Middle East. Five lineages appear to have led to the modern cat. Military recruiters must be allowed into many schools, by law. Aside from some of the ethical issues there, I cannot imagine it ...

Oink

29 June, 2007 // 0 Comments

For some reason, this story sprang to mind today, although it happened some time ago. One evening, I was walking along Main Street when a very jacked up car filled with ruffians drove by. As they passed me, the windows went down and the men started ...

Flippant Friday

29 June, 2007 // 0 Comments

San Francisco gets ready to roll out universal health care. Too bad I don’t live there anymore! Farm raised fish from China may not be safe to eat, according to the FDA. Perhaps we should stop eating food from China altogether. Going organic ...

Locavoracious

28 June, 2007 // 0 Comments

I headed over to the farmers’ market on time yesterday, for a change, and picked up a bunch of awesome food. As I drifted around, I thought about various meals that I might want to make, and I ended up assembling the perfect ingredients for ...

Twitchy Rice

28 June, 2007 // 0 Comments

Deseritification: it’s what might be the end of the world as we know it. Walter Jeffries of Sugar Mountain Farm talks about naming animals, including those we eat. (If you’re curious, yes, we always named all of our animals on the farm, ...

Living on the Dry Side

27 June, 2007 // 0 Comments

“Now,” she says, “what kind of cocktail can I get you?” I was already ill at ease at the party. A huge group of people I didn’t know, all dressed far more formally than I was, with thin legs and flat stomachs, looking ...

On Swimming

26 June, 2007 // 0 Comments

I have a confession. I can’t really swim. I know, I’ve been writing all these posts about going to the river, and I might have one up sometime soon about the Great Ocean Adventure, but I can’t really swim. I splash around, for ...

Stretchy Foxgloves

26 June, 2007 // 0 Comments

An interesting essay on American class divisions, represented by MySpace and Facebook. I think that the essay needs a lot more work, but the inner idea is sound. What does your mail see? Tim Knowles set out to answer that question, shipping a ...
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