Category Archives: gray divorce

observe and interact

Nearly a year ago, I said I was going to write about permaculture design principles on the farm and in my life. It’s taken me a while because life can eat us up. I’ve been continuing to think about it, … Continue reading

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more dreams

My dreams are my own. My dreams are asking me to walk through places of possibility to get to them. They tell me to finally, after all of these years, to honor my own real self so I might touch … Continue reading

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the disposable teacher or more griping

I’m older, a woman with kids still at home (who, incidentally, help out in all kinds of ways). I have a terminal degree, as they say. I love how that sounds; it’s terminal alright. Still, there is life after the … Continue reading

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rainy season

It’s not raining in the desert yet. I wish it were. It’s me. I’ve been crying in those still moments in the early morning and in the evening. I’m not sure what this lack of ease and well-being is. When … Continue reading

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zero tolerance

A friend and I were talking about zero tolerance in serious relationships. Zero tolerance for deception, anything that comes close to gaslighting, lack of respect, deal breaking, manipulation, all of that sort of stuff. She’s married; I’m single. We’ve both … Continue reading

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“composing a life”

I’ve begun to write about applying permaculture design principles not only to gardenspaces, but also to the lives we lead outside of our gardens. The first thing that occurred to me was that people do this all of the time. … Continue reading

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ideal world

In an ideal world I’d teach part time and also run this farm learning center, develop a native plant nursery, and expand the whole deal. In a more than ideal world, one of the colleges I’ve been working for would … Continue reading

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