Road Trip For Ben

October 30, 2022

Our road trip by the numbers:
13 - Days we were gone.
43 - Dear people we visited.
6 - Blueberry bushes delivered in pairs to garden beds in Maine, Arlington, and Northampton.
1742 - Miles Traveled, Approximately.
162 - Pounds of apples (mostly Winecrisp and Mutsu) picked in Ithaca.
4 - Enormous pumpkins purchased locally in Ithaca.
7 - Bags of awesome hand-me-downs received.
A Very Lot More - Amount of Total Stuff we returned home with as compared with how much we had when we left.

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Policy, Respect, and Disintegration

August 1, 2022

When I was a teenager, I didn’t realize that my epiphany was already a cliche: “Being a good friend means that you support someone when they’re having a hard time!”

Later, I thought it was sophisticated when a friend pointed out: “It’s obvious when someone’s crying that they need our support; but a good friend can laugh with you, too!” I updated my friendship ideology accordingly.

At the same time, being a Grown Up in our modern world was making clear something more mundane: a good friend can handle it when you disagree.

Who Will Stand Up For You?

June 28, 2022

Toward a Sane Conversation About Science, Morality, and Why We All Should Care
By Sarabeth Matilsky

When people tell me that Things Are Back to Normal and Covid Is Over, I find this interesting. It’s a mildly valid perspective: it’s not like the insanity illustrated by the covid response is anything really new under the sun, and so one might conclude that the past two years were simply an acceleration of all that was already underway. …And now, on to the next thing!

Your Vaccines Are Killing People. You Should Read This Entire Article Anyway

June 3, 2022

What follows is a conversation between Michael Kane, grassroots organizer with Children’s Health Defense, Dr. Pierre Kory, and Dr. Paul Marik, who are discussing a new treatment protocol for the vaccine injured, sponsored by the Frontline Covid Critical Care alliance.

[Opinions expressed in this conversation are those of the individuals, and are not intended to diagnose or treat any disease, nor do they represent the views of the Children’s Health Defense. Interviews have been lightly edited for clarity.]

Questioning Climate Change

May 8, 2022

This weekend, I fell down a rabbit hole while investigating some economic theory. After listening to and reading the words of various pedantic and patronizing Money People, along with some depressing and non-patronizing ones, I found this conversation on “environmentalism” to be way more interesting, intelligent, and relevant to current policy rhetoric. I was struck by the similarities between the covid and climate change narratives.

Some Musings By A Politically Homeless Woman

April 3, 2022

Dear Friends,

I started sending “political” e-mails recently, with the specific intention of sharing news about The People’s Convoy, the quiet and ongoing State of Emergency that I believe is a Really Big Problem for any remaining hope for democracy in the USA, and the associated and related Covid mandates.

Going forward, I intend to send only occasional political e-mails to friends in this “bcc” format. If you aren’t already on my mailing lists, and you’d like to receive some or everything I write, you can

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