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This weekend, it got up to 70 degrees here.  I know, that’s evil of me to say when half the country is still buried under epic amounts of snow, but it really was like waking up from a long nap and being greeted with a warm cup of tea and a copy of The New […]

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On February 12th, TedxManhattan is hosting a conference entitled “Changing the Way We Eat” and just got accepted as an attendee. Besides a great excuse to head up to New York, I’ll get to hear some awesome speakers on the sustainable food front and hopefully network with some other farmers and restaurant owners trying to […]

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The 2011 outline is more of a plan of what we need to do vs. a list of what things we want to be better about or what skills we want to learn.  The following is a more personal, more optimistic look at what I’d like to do better in the coming year. 1. Cut […]

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The long term goal is to be as self sufficient as possible.  However, I know myself well enough to admit that there are certain creature comforts I’m not going to give up, regardless of how at odds they are with my desired lifestyle.  I spend so much time talking about what we are doing or […]

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Sure, it’s been raining all day, but I wanted to celebrate the coming of October with a sunnier image. Welcome to the season of apple cider, colorful foliage, crisp mornings, sweaters but not yet coats, the end of the reign of mosquitoes, harvest festivals, pumpkin in everything from baked goods to beer, a sudden desire […]

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In my infinite grace, I managed to destroy my foot yesterday while playing peek-a-boo with Alston.  As I was heading towards the hallway, I looked back to see if he was following me and BAM, I ran full force into the edge of the doorway, foot first.  What I thought was merely a toe-stubbing of […]

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