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Today is the deadline for comments on Boise’s initial proposal for urban gardens and farms. I feel some degree of responsibility for goading the city in this direction by installing a front-yard garden last year that pushed the boundaries of … Continue reading
For a few weeks now I’ve been intermittently tweeting about Radio Boise (and not blogging at all). Here is a collection of tweets in time order using Storify to organize them. I went to the official ribbon cutting ceremony last … Continue reading
I’ve been wondering if there is a way to control my iPod Touch (4g) with voice commands, especially when skiing, when, for example an Indigo Girls song comes on or something and I need to skip to something more like … Continue reading
How to make masa, the cornmeal for tamales, with video from the molino, or mill, in North Queretaro. Continue reading
Our first order of seed packets just arrived from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, purveyor of what my farming buddy Robert dubbed “seed porn,” out of Mansfield, Missouri … you have to order the catalog to get the full centerfold effect. … Continue reading
I dug out my Egypt journal from 1998 when I spent about a five weeks traveling across the Sinai, to Cairo and up the Nile (which means south, into Africa). This was my first time really traveling. I was 20 … Continue reading
I decided not to lug my laptop to Mexico for this reporting trip. Instead I´m working with my iPod Touch (4th Generation) and an external bluetooth keyboard. It´s worked really well so far. I upgraded my iPod before I left … Continue reading
All of a sudden story telling is so hot. At one point in my life—pre-journalism, actually—I was full of stories and even thought of “griot” as a profession. But now that I think back, once I became a professional journalist, … Continue reading
Wouldn’t it be amazing if people started finding tomato plant volunteers in their lawns instead of dandelions? Continue reading
I always wanted a bird. Grew up with dogs. Never much liked cats. This morning, however, I settled for some fish.
I don’t think Petra remembered her placenta, but she seemed to like it’s shallow grave among the sagebrush.
She stood on the mound of fresh dirt, looking east toward the rising sun, a faint smile creeping into the corners of her little mouth. “Is the rest of my childhood going to be this weird,” the smile hinted. “What am I doing here?”
If only she had had more words. Continue reading