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It’s a beautiful life

Why it’s so quiet here

There are a lot of reasons. A) I’m sick of focusing on myself. And blogs – especially writer blogs focused on self promotion (no matter their subject) do that, a lot. Also, so does Facebook. Anyone who knows me on Facebook knows I’ve gone pretty much silent there. B) I’m ...

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My seedlings are up!

I saw my first basil seedlings yesterday morning and this morning, I’ve seen my tomatoes! The next step is to put them under some grow lights. I was looking around for a shop light for this purpose, but then Vladimir reminded me that he already had some for our garage ...

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I ate dirt

Well, actually, tasted it. I read that it was what farmers used to do to test pH. It was just a bit sweet, which means my soil is the pH I thought it was: fairly neutral but slightly alkaline. My basil seedlings just germinated! I went to a class today ...

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The Wizard of Real Life

I was talking to some friends today while doing my weekly school volunteer stint, about what it is like to be an adult. We weren’t being particularly serious or philosophical. Mostly joking about how we used to yearn to be an adult, and how the things we saw adults do ...

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Blue Moon Ranch and live alpacas

I had decided that my stargazing, herding culture would herd alpacas instead of sheep. Just to be different and because I’d read they were very intelligent and social. Sounds like a nice group for my very philosophical, regretful culture who are looking forward to the day they can redeem themselves ...

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