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Posted by anne on February 2, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The beautiful crescent moon.

And the beginning of spring.

.I eat a bunch of superbowl snacks and feel like a big round cheese ball. :(

I realize I need to eat more from the garden and harvest a bunch of fava beans, a couple of beets, eat a bunch of sweet peas to my face, thin the kale and bring it inside like a bouq...

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Food Foresting!

Posted by anne on August 21, 2013 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Need: clean water vs. fracking

Posted by anne on August 21, 2013 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

WATER as a PRIMARY NEED.  In my circles we say:  WATER IS LIFE.  

Nestle's evil CEO has been quoted saying that access to clean water is NOT a right.  

Halliburton is making sure we will have more trouble finding clean water as they frack the heck out of the groundwater, bubbling methane and other terrible chemicals through the watertable, venting off the excess vapors trapped in the rock while extracting the liquid natural gas.  If...

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Hierarchies of Value and of Need

Posted by anne on August 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I have seen a lot of beautiful places on this trip.  And I took a giant hit to the pavement, one day in Portland over the handlebars. 

I found that I could get up after hitting the pavement and keep riding 3 miles, then ride 40-50 miles a day a few times before giving up, and now that I've returned home, I feel the soft tissue and other damaged the pavement made on my spine, hip, knee, elbow and face.

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Partying with the Sugar Mafia to Lake Dorena

Posted by anne on August 7, 2013 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Lack of internet access and the way reflection bubbles experience to the surface slowly has this affect:  some of these blog posts are out of order.  This blog post was from the second week of July:.

The Sugar Mafia. Two beautiful and perky ladies founded the best bakery this side of the Mississippi.  They started it in their garage, making cakes and treats for restaurants to serve to their c...

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placid Lake Marie and the Apocalypse Flies

Posted by anne on August 6, 2013 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This is Lake Marie.....

I was initially disgusted by the hills necessary to get in and out of the campground, such was my mood after being pressured to move to the right all day by more than usual trucks with trailers....afflicted as I was with this and other symptoms of traffic weariness.  The loud and dangerous-...
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Posted by anne on August 5, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Cob is a construction material used for hundreds and thousands of years.  It's easily made with simple ingredients, a particular mix of sand, straw and silt 'kneaded' together with the feet and formed into balls which have a plasticky soft consistency, and can be used to make nearly any shape, from house, to bench, to wall.  Read more about the history of Cob Construction HERE. ...

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Beautiful Umpqua

Posted by anne on July 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Portland Rising 350

Posted by anne on July 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The 350 movement is the most awesome thing I've seen in a while.  And, let me tell you.  I've seen some pretty awesome scenes!!

Scientists agree that 350 parts per million of carbon is the tipping point for climate.  We're now at 392, or perhaps since I last looked, we h...

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Fall Creek Getaway!

Posted by anne on July 26, 2013 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I love my friends!!  I spent a couple of nights layed out flat in Fall Creek with my friend and her beautiful son.  I learned about a new kind of parenting style where the child's needs drives the relationship.  I have never had the experience of asking a 3 year old to stop touching me a certain way (head bonks, jumping on me or whatever) and have him/her stop the first time asked.  I hear my friend negotiating agreements with her 3 year old ...

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