Tag Archives: family

not really a soccer mom

We’ve hit the turning of the year here at Rainshadow Farm. The days are shorter and the shadows are longer. It’s a melancholy time, laced with such sweetness. That’s what autumn always has been for me, no matter where I’ve … 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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a couple of thoughts for valentine’s day

I’ll start at the beginning. I don’t date. Not really. Or at least I haven’t for a long, long time. Never, in my wildest dreams, would I have thought I’d be single since 2011 and divorced since near Halloween 2012 … Continue reading

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alt ed and new starts

When I teach outside of the college, they call it “alt ed.” I haven’t decided what I think of that term. Or even if I care. I probably don’t. I’m finding that there are so many different terms for what … Continue reading

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backyards are the beginning…

Backyards are the beginning of a bioregion for a child. My backyard (and my front yard too, for that matter) in a rust belt city held all the wonders that helped make me the person I am today. Nature helped … Continue reading

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Back home tonight

I missed this place when I was on the way back home. Sometimes when I was married and I had to go away, or even if I went away with the ex or with part of the family, I actually … Continue reading

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official, unofficial, whatever

I took the “Institute” out of my blog’s name. A while back, a year or two, maybe, I put it in there, probably unnoticed. That’s what this place where I live is officially called. Rainshadow Farm Institute. On my unfinished … Continue reading

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Away from the farm

Three things spinning me around tonight. The Grand Canyon. We are here. It’s breathtaking. It also triggers my fear of heights, but I wish I could live here for a year. I’d move past that problem. So much beauty all … Continue reading

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one job website over the line…

I was reading a jobs website today and ran across an article giving advice for a “successful” job interview out of state. Just reading the title (basically what I wrote above) twisted my stomach into a knot and left me … Continue reading

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Yet another revolution

The divorce rate for those over 50 has doubled between 1990 and 2010, with 1 in 4 people going through a divorce now being over the age of 50. And, oh, researchers from  BGSU have come up with the term … Continue reading

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