November 2011

Cure Evangelism, Again

28 November, 2011 // 0 Comments

The cure evangelists appear to be riding hot and heavy again, which requires me, once again, to explain what cure evangelism is and why it is oh so very annoying. For those of you already on board, sorry, this post is probably going to be ...

Teachers Are Not Immigration Officers

27 November, 2011 // 0 Comments

Schools in the United States are increasingly tasked with activities that are outside their normal purview, of providing education to students, and a safe place to learn, and an environment where people can explore a variety of topics. The ...

Grief is the Thing That Sinks

26 November, 2011 // 0 Comments

Grief is a curious creature, alien to those who have never encountered it, intimately familiar to those of us who have. I say it is the thing that sinks because at first it skims the surface, gently settling over you like a whisper, and then it ...

Where Are All the Young Farmers?

23 November, 2011 // 0 Comments

Young farmers in the United States appear to be thin on the ground these days, no matter what fawning New York Times features say. A shortage of new farmers is already looming, and the economic downturn has underscored the problems people who want ...

A Visit to the Humane Society

22 November, 2011 // 0 Comments

Over the weekend, I went to the local humane society to meet cats. It was kind of a spur of the moment thing. I didn’t tell anyone I was going, or that I went, because I didn’t want to deal with the pressure. The inevitable questions. ...
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