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Everything Is Broken

Everything Is Broken

“Everything is broken, yet much remains.” ~ Stone Person There’s this atheist Australian comedian I really love named Tim Minchin. He’s funny and vulgar and smart, but he also annoys me. He has this energy that is common among atheists (not all atheists, to be clear) of disdain for anything that hasn’t been thoroughly...

Expand Your Definition of Love

Expand Your Definition of Love

I went to Dragon Hollow today. Climbed up the stream bed with two bags, filled them both with stones. Carried them down again and put them in my car. When I got home, I lined part of the garden path with them. Garden photos later. First I want you to know what happened in...

Getting Back to My Roots in the Garden

Getting Back to My Roots in the Garden

It doesn’t have to be complicated. “Put a seed in the ground and see what comes up. Now you’re a gardener.” I’m paraphrasing wildly but that, in a nutshell, is from my dear friend Peter Fossel, and he ought to know. He’s the author of Organic Farming: Everything You Need to Know from Rodale Press. He...

You Are Vastly Underestimating Your Cat

You Are Vastly Underestimating Your Cat

I’m not judging you. I’m just saying. You are vastly underestimating your cat. I know, because I used to underestimate mine, until my friends taught me better. Almost everyone in our society does. Cats understand English and mental images quite clearly, for the most part, and they know things that will be helpful to...

Why I Changed My Name to Fen

Why I Changed My Name to Fen

Hey Fen, Why’d you change your name? And why “Fen”? Sincerely, So Many People Dear So Many People, Short version, I’m a serpent (a wingèd one) shedding old skin. Or a butterfly emerging, if you prefer less reptilian analogies (I don’t, but whatever). Long version, my old name, “Heather” has never fit. All my...