After a week of thawing and carefully biking to work on puddles frozen overnight, then biking home through what were practically small ponds, we’ve achieved 55F/13C! It feels so warm that I have a quilt hanging out on the line to dry instead of indoors on a drying rack. It
One of the things that has become obvious in this pandemic time is that when it comes to the neoliberal globalization project, we have been sold a bill of goods. A deregulated extractive capitalist economy run by a few enormously rich corporations in the name of cheap goods, efficiency, and
It’s almost the last weekend in February and the polar vortex has finally departed, so what does that mean? It’s seed starting time! Technically I should wait until next weekend, but I need some growing green friends to care for right now, and really what difference will one week make?
I just finished reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future. Where his book New York 2140 is a grim picture of the future with New York City flooded by the ocean due to climate change, Ministry for the Future is a story of how we might save ourselves from
Back in the mid-1990s when Minneapolis had a gang-war problem it became known for awhile as “Murderapolis.” Those days are thankfully gone, but there is still murder in the air. Minneapolis is host to a mega-murder of crows. During the winter, thousands of crows from as far away as 30 miles,