Tag: Read

In the Bookshed: Two local foods cookbooks

Two great new cookbooks emphasizing food of the Pacific Northwest – quiet different in feel and focus: Northwest Essentials: Cooking With Ingredients That Define a Region’s Cuisine (2nd edition) Greg Atkinson Sasquatch Books, 2010 Right off I’ll let you know – this is one… Continue Reading “In the Bookshed: Two local foods cookbooks”

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In the bookshed: Soil Mates

Soil Mates Sara Alway Quirk Books, 2011 Oh Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate than to mate your plants in a match bound for glory? That’s just the idea in the new Quirk Books release – Soil Mates: Companion Plants for Your Vegetable… Continue Reading “In the bookshed: Soil Mates”

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Overworked

As I prepare myself for another week of work, this passage comes to mind… we may tell ourselves otherwise, but we are certainly overworked by any measure. One of capitalism/s most durable myths is that it has reduced human toil. This myth is typically… Continue Reading “Overworked”

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Books, books, books

I haven’t written about books for a long time – even though reading is one of my great passions and fills up all my available time (when I’m not working, sewing, hanging out with my family, playing music, doing union business, writing… damn, I… Continue Reading “Books, books, books”

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On J. S. Bach

The best proof we have that life is good, and therefore that there may perhaps be a God after all, who has our welfare at heart, is that to each of us, on the day we are born, comes the music of Johann Sebastian… Continue Reading “On J. S. Bach”

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