The Dictionary Does Not Define Us

Typical evil witch doing evil witch things

Recently I heard someone say that witches are people who do evil magic, work with the dead, and that in most if not all cultures, a witch is someone who does bad things. This was not said as a way of insulting witches. No, it was intended […]

“Dervaes is a grade-A kook”: Or more on urban homesteading

Some of the back garden

Facebook decided to remove the above remark from a comment I made about Jules Dervaes on someone else’s post some time back. Facebook said it violated their community standards–apparently, Dervaes or one of his minions complained about his holy name being taken in vain. It doesn’t violate the standards […]

Winter on the Hedgestead: Thoughts of Spring

Last November I planted a bunch of stuff in pots outside, just because I couldn’t stand to see the season end. They were all different sorts of greens, not only rainbow chard (from Johnnie’s) and some lettuce, but all kinds of Asian greens that I’d gotten from Kitazawa Seeds. They grew fabulously in the cold […]