Moving states in May last year I’ve been working on becoming knowledgeable about state and local politics in the area. Lewis County where I’ve moved has had some governance issues. Including a lawsuit because the County Commissioners violated the Washington State Open Public Meetings Act. Another group, One Lewis County (organized by the local Chamber of Commerce)…… Continue reading Home Rule in Government?
Today I was gathering ingredients to bake cookies and I was thinking about butter. Prior to moving to the West Coast of the US, I had visited many times. One thing I never noticed was that the butter shapes are different. Perhaps this isn’t surprising, how often do you buy butter when you are merely…… Continue reading East vs. West Coast Butter
The other day I was happily watching videos on Youtube. Then I got the warning that only 10% of my high-speed allowance for using my phone as a hotspot was left. Shortly after that I was also warned that our Mifi was in a similar situation. Then yesterday the dreaded notification that for the rest…… Continue reading Time Again for the Monthly Internet Drought
What is modern eating? Or do I mean future eating? Actually, I’m probably talking about privileged eating….of the future. Recently there was a bit of an uproar about people seeking out raw water. Before that, it was Soylent. Why are often these stories in the United States? Is there something about our approach to food…… Continue reading Modern Eating?
Are there people who write cover letters for fun? If you are one of those people please let me know, I’m curious. Most of us write cover letter for-profit aka a job. Over the past couple months, I’ve been looking for my next role. In addition to reaching out to my network, researching organizations and polishing…… Continue reading Cover Letters for Fun and Profit, Okay Mostly Profit
I’m an open source software activist. Open source software allows people to freely use, modify and distribute it, as opposed to other types of software a single company might control. This is accomplished by licensing the software under an open license. I believe very strongly in the importance of open source software and try to…… Continue reading Open Source Food?
I was having lunch with a friend the other day and she was asking me questions about my chickens. Many of them were things I now am not sure where I learned, but certainly didn’t know prior to starting my homesteading journey. I thought they might be of interest to others so I decided to…… Continue reading Chicken Facts!