Monthly Archives: February 2013

Simply Garbage

Bernard Saint thinks I should make some arts and crafts out of old newspapers. Bernard, I’m more worried about recycling these boxes. Any ideas on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle this garbage?

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Forty Dollar Carrots

During one of my strolls through the Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers Market, I overheard a woman say to her husband “Can you believe they want five dollars for a dozen eggs?  I can get the same eggs at Wal*Mart … Continue reading

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Fair Winds and Dream Bars

Even though I’ve packed up 8 boxes of books and stashed them in a temporary location, I still have a few idle stacks kicking about The Coop.  In one of them is an Encyclopedic Cook Book from 1950; I keep … Continue reading

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Oscar Night at The Coop

When I was in high school, one of my friends had an orange two-door Pinto and every few weeks we’d drive to Lewiston and go to the movies. I remember only a few of the movies we saw; when I … Continue reading

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Resting on the Sands of Time

This used to be my favorite summer place to rest.  I belonged to a small “gang” of people who would drag lawn chairs to the water’s edge every weekend. Who knows why the past always seems better than today.  I’m … Continue reading

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Tossing and Turning All Night

During my ten-year gig at The Big Corporation up north, I took part in a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, it was a trendy tool for “team building.” My teammates and I found out … Continue reading

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The Temporary Coop

I’m serious about selling The Coop so I found a temporary storage space for some of my belongings.  It seemed appropriate that it’s an old chicken barn. It was scary to separate from the eight boxes of books I left … Continue reading

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A Story about Seeds

After two successful years growing garlic and tomatoes in Uncle Bob’s garden, some of the people in my life started thinking I was a gardening expert, or the Julia Child of gardening. Sometimes they requested certain crops to be grown; … Continue reading

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The State of the Garlic

I got an e-mail from my friend Janet yesterday.  She writes: “I got notification that my CSA will start June 12th.  I am looking forward to it.  They are already starting plants.  I will look into the winter one at … Continue reading

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The Existential Grange Hall

I read an apocalyptic article on an economic blog the other day.  I also read two hundred comments that followed the article.  It doesn’t matter what the article was about; the following comments could apply to any written article in … Continue reading

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