Monthly Archives: April 2012

What Is It About Meat??

Husband Rock is in the kitchen cooking three pounds of pork for a stew to deliver to a co-worker who lost her husband unexpectedly.  Sigh.  I suggest that he turn on the stove fan, though, because the delicious smell is … Continue reading

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Don’t Wait ’til Mother’s Day!

The ads are starting to appear.  You may be becoming a little anxious about what you’re going to do to appreciate this woman – this female primate – who birthed you.  Some of us must honor her in absentia…gone from … Continue reading

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Can We Please Rename Homo Erectus?

I hope this won’t be too much of a rant, because I really appreciate the role that those homo erectus folks played in our evolution.  They not only migrated from Africa all the way to eastern Asia and parts of the Middle East … Continue reading

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The Walking Primate

I sometimes say that walking saved my life.  That’s not the literal truth, but there were many days when it felt like that.  Conversely, there were days when even walking around the grocery store felt like an impossibly painful chore … Continue reading

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Practicing the Everyday

Just in case it isn’t obvious, one of the reasons I’m writing this blog is to share my practice of being present in everyday life.  Like most of us, I’ve spent many years not exactly in this mode – in … Continue reading

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Soup Afternoons, Soup Nites

There are some afternoons I just have to make soup.  Like today’s drippy afternoon – the grandson still napping, the hen & I cooped up (no no, not together!), last week’s CSA roots in the fridge.  & turnips…how can I … Continue reading

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Mighty Dust & Dusty Mites

Scientific American is my favored bedtime reading.  The only drawback to this habit is when articles about climate change cause insomnia.  This is not an infrequent occurrence, as SA is very diligent about beating the climate change drum & I’m listening carefully. … Continue reading

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Eating Mexican Food on St. Patrick’s Day

…Frozen Mexican food even – Amy’s organic cheese enchiladas, to be specific (highly embarrassing, I agree).  And it’s a Saturday night to boot.  Of course, I have visions that everyone else in the world (well at least in the neighborhood) is … Continue reading

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Fish on the Ceiling, Fish on the Plate

I love that we are related to fish. Fish are kind of an art theme in our home.  Years ago, I made a random online bid for a trio of ceramic fish as part of a fundraiser for the Planning … Continue reading

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