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A New Flush of Shrooms

Yesterday morning I woke up to see a new flush of what I think are the oyster mushrooms growing in the backyard.  I couldn’t believe it!  I thought they’d stopped growing for the winter, but the relative humidity must’ve been … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

Writes columnist, Regina Brett: “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.  It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolls over to 50 this week, so here’s an update: 1. Life isn’t … Continue reading

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Judge Orders Removal of Genetically Modified Sugar Beet Plants

A federal judge in California has ordered the removal from the ground of plants grown to produce seeds for genetically modified sugar beets, citing the potential for environmental harm. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White has again raised … Continue reading

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Musings on the Vegan Life

As a Type O blood genotype, I was surprised to learn several years ago in my readings that the diet of a Type O should contain substantial portions of meat.  Hah!  Nobody loves a rare New York Strip better than … Continue reading

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Backyard Discovery

It’s going to be a chilly 28 degrees here tonight, but as late as mid-November I noticed clusters of white mushrooms in my backyard growing out of an extended dead root system at surface level.  The root system is all … Continue reading

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Lifestyle

The basic thinking behind fast food has become the operating system of today’s retail economy, wiping out small businesses, obliterating regional differences, and spreading identical stores throughout the country like a self-replicating code. ~ Fast Food Nation, page 5

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Senate Bill 510–the Food Safety Act–Recalled as Unconstitutional

There is some good news this morning, S510, the Food Safety Act recently passed by the Senate 73-25 has been recalled as Unconstitutional due to Section 107 of the bill which includes fees that are “revenue raisers” (tax) and is … Continue reading

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