Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Calvatia gigantaea!

Found six of them in my little outdoor mushroom nook where I'm trying to cultivate shiitake and maitake. The smallest was about fist sized and the largest was about a foot in diameter and about 5 pounds!

Fried them in olive oil last night for supper... added a touch of salt and some freshly ground pepper, yum! After they started to cool off, the smell and taste of the olive oil got a bit obnoxious so I didn't finish them all off. They have the consistency of fried tofu and a mild mushroom-y taste. I think if/when some more pop up, going to fry them in (much less) butter, put them on a bed of rice with a little soy sauce and maybe some fresh veggies (snap peas, broccoli, baby corn, carrots, hmm...) on the side too.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Religiosity and teenage pregnancy rates... why?

Religiosity and teen birth rate in the United States

I commented on this at Subrealism and wanted to edit and share more widely...

I would call it child abuse. They would do as genetically programmed beings and explore the world, and, as teenagers, live riskily. Rather than learn the loveliness of their' or anothers' body, they learn shame. Instead of discovering and satiating their passion and desire, they starve for love. Then, these half-born humans mold the newly emergent beings into the same deformed, crippled creatures that they are.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Tap into what moves you

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Barter what you do to get what you need, do-it-yourself

Friday, August 14, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Live free, do-it-yourself

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Gift someone in need, do-it-yourself

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Express your creativity, do-it-yourself

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Save money, do-it-yourself

Monday, August 10, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Learn a new skill, do-it-yourself

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Learn a new skill, do-it-yourself

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Take back your personal power, do-it-yourself

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Eat less, especially meat

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Seedballs improve germination http://bit.ly/cejLV

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Biochar pulls CO2 from air and makes dead soil fertile

Friday, July 24, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Work for balance, not elimination

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Manage pests, make a home for their predators

Friday, July 17, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Garden with your neighbors

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Plant native wildflowers in empty lots

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Give ten hugs a day

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Guerrilla Garden with Seedballs

Monday, July 6, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Is it good for us, is it good for the Earth?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Ride your bike to work

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Exercise, til you're out of breath, every day

Friday, June 26, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

We belong to the land

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Spawn mushrooms, restore our soils

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Reduce, reuse, recycle. In that order.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Increase diversity, improve resilience

Friday, June 19, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Compost compulsively!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Prefer resilience over efficiency

Monday, June 15, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

A little, now, can snowball into a lot, later

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Improve neighborhood resilience, meet your neighbors

Friday, June 12, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Tread gently, reverently on the Earth

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Thank you, E. F. Schumacher, small is beautiful

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Treat all other drivers as if they're your best friend

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Why mow? Turn your lawn into a garden!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Possible Upcoming Breaking Point

from James Howard Kunstler's Lagging Recognition Clusterfuck Nation blog entry:
The political dimension of the collapse of motoring is the least discussed part of problem: as fewer and fewer citizens find themselves able to buy and run cars, they will feel increasingly aggrieved at the system set up to make motoring virtually mandatory for all the chores of everyday life, and their resentments will rise against the elite that can still manage to enjoy it. Because our car-dependency is so extreme, the reaction of the dis-entitled classes is liable to be extreme and probably delusional to an extreme, too.
Something to keep in mind. Even if you can afford a car, might be wise to get and ride a bike anyway.

Leave It Better Than You Found It

The future is for our children

Monday, June 8, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Always assume the best of others

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Give Thanks for the food the Earth provides

Friday, June 5, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Give others a reason to smile when they see you

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Empowering others empowers me

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Trade, give more than you get

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Start a garden, start small.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Eat local grown foods.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quote

Love is overestimating the differences between one woman and another.

- George Bernard Shaw

Friday, February 13, 2009

This quote strikes a nerve with me...

"A government is a body of people, usually, notably, ungoverned."

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Societal Insanity

Erich Fromm wrote (The Sane Society)
Yet many psychiatrists and psychologists refuse to entertain the idea that society as a whole may be lacking in sanity. They hold that the problem of mental health in a society is only that of the number of 'unadjusted' individuals, and not of a possible unadjustment of the culture itself.