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May 22, 2009

Our Own Backyard

I want to start this entry with the following disclaimer: I am not currently employed by any Christian-affiliated organization but I have been and hope to do so again. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to do meaningful...


May 12, 2009

Andean Harvest Festival by a first-time participant

They call it Pachamanca. The word, in Quechua, means earth-pot. It's a harvest festival, not unlike our Thanksgiving. It takes place in the Andes among indigenous people at the beginning of May. And I was invited. An artisan group called...


May 8, 2009

combined pesticides may cause Parkinson's

a survey of more than 700 residents of California's Central Valley suggests that people who live near farm fields sprayed with a combination of pesticides have an elevated risk of acquiring Parkinson's disease.


May 7, 2009

What I've learned so far from planting plants

My parents were not big garden/yard hobby people. They preferred to read, watch TV, do crosswords or travel. In my first marriage, my deeply introverted husband desired to garden in a personal, no-talking zone. Being an extrovert and a garden...


May 5, 2009

traveling fruit

travelling fruits cause pollution, think global eat local

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