The Walrus and the Carpenter

Part II of my three part series discussing the shift in charitable giving, the policies which affect it, and the organizations it impacts.  Consider this: according to the Internal Revenue Service, 152 million individual tax returns were filed in 2016. Of those filed, 40 million of them accounted for 80% of the dollars given to […]

Go Ask ALICE: Down the Rabbit Hole

Part I of my three part series on charitable giving, and the ways the government, the donors, and the recipients of gifts are changing their perspective. Meet A.L.I.C.E. No, not the Disney version of the blonde girl in the blue dress. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The acronym was created by The United Way as a result of […]

The Garden Doth Giveth

Between taking care of the garden, summer business and harvesting the insane amount of produce we received, it’s been hard to share updates. So, here is a quick one. For the most part, I think I can safely say all that crazy work we put into sheet mulching our 700 sq. ft. garden space paid […]

Life’s a Peach

Transformation is hard. Particularly in a culture that demands instant gratification. Nothing is more grounding for me than working in our yard. It reminds me that nature works at its own speed. This has been the way of things since the first nucleotides combined with amino acids. It will be this way long after I […]

I Found My Thrill

No need to elaborate on the satisfaction that results from seeing a plan come together. I was surprised it only took one truck load of mulch to cover it. And even more surprised when I dug holes to plant the blueberry bushes. The soil was still as dark and rich as it was the day we created the swale.

The Con Artists

A recounting of my recent excursion to Chicago to attend the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. Comic cons are no different than film festivals where independent artists are trying to share their vision of an expression of life. They’re no different than throwing on a jersey, heading to downtown Indy to day drink, and then […]