It’s Christmas time again, and it seemed a perfect time to discuss the role of gifting within society. Nearly every child who celebrates Christmas will, at some point in their childhood, say something to the effect that “I wish it could be Christmas all the time!” and without fail, this [...]
Item #12 on the list! It’s December 20th. You’ve gotten most of your shopping out of the way, but you still...
A few weeks ago, I stopped at my favorite local thrift store and spied a brand new pack of IKEA tealights. As soon...
The story of mutual aid is a long and compelling one. Examples from archaelogical evidence and personal documents...
I love making soups because as long as all the flavors gel together, you can pretty much toss in whatever you want and all will be right with the world. They freeze great and homemade soup always seems to be super filling. On this one, I purchased some split peas [...]Read more ›
Ever chance to notice the arrangement of trees around old houses? The encroachment of statist culture has wrought many changes in the landscape of our lives, one of the most profound being a loss of useful and common sensical wisdom. Before the advent of central air and heating people took [...]Read more ›
For this my very firstest DIY column, I will show you how to make your own elderberry-apple-pear juice, using a juice cooker. I will attempt to guide you from the picking of elderberries, preparing them (and the apples, pears, anchovies, orangutans and breakfast cereals) to cooking the juice out of [...]Read more ›
How much food had my family wasted over the years? Holy mackerel! It was not a pretty picture! Leftovers were shuffled into a dingy laboratory somewhere in the deeper reaches of the refrigerator. Fuzzy, chromatic colonies of sci-fi wonder flourished in containers of translucent plastic ware… Oh that plastic ware! [...]Read more ›
1 whole pineapple (small dice) 1/4 red onion (small dice) 1/4 cup red pepper (small dice) 1 jalapeno (small dice) Juice and zest of 1 lime 1/2 cup of mint (packed and minced) Salt & pepper (to taste) Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl and season to [...]Read more ›