Working Without Going To Work

In my prior posting about a week (now feels more like a lifetime) ago, when people were just starting to be asked to work from home, when cities were not yet ordering people off of the streets, and when toilet paper was still somewhat available, I wrote about my experience of “telecommuting” over the past...
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When is a Gardener Not a Gardener?

When an “accidental gardener” grows food they never planted. Visit any online real estate site and you are asked to choose location, price range and the number of bed rooms desired. You can also select options such as a pool, washer/dryer, two car garage, etc. However you are never asked if you want already existing...
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May 18, 2009

  For most people, May 18 2009 was a lifetime ago.  The President was Obama, we were listening to Black Eye Peas, and we were still more than a year away from the launch of Instagram. For me, it was yesterday. It was also about two months from the day I woke up with an...
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Gardeners, You Are Awesome!

If you haven’t heard about AmpleHarvest.org, let me start by saying it’s the program you may not have known that you needed – but every gardener in America does. AmpleHarvest.org was founded in 2009 to solve that “what am I going to do with all those extra tomatoes/zucchini/abundant vegetable” problem that most gardeners struggle with....
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A Milestone Approaches

March 19, 2009 started like any other day – but ended very differently Three things to know about me: I’m the first to admit that I’m an aging geek. I’m a pretty good gardener. I’m socially responsible and hate waste. At first glance you might think that these three things have little in common but...
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Black History Month

Black History Month Becomes Personal by Gary Oppenheimer I’m a child of the 60’s. The Vietnam War, women’s rights, civil rights, hippies, rock and roll – the list goes on and on. In my family, my mother actively worked with the Yonkers Fair Housing committee to help assure that African American families seeking housing were...
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