It’s okay to not be okay

  via  inspirational collages   Today, I’m not 100% okay.  My Grandma is dying and my oldest son is now officially homeless. The former is ,in a way, a relief since she’s not been the woman who helped raise me for a very long time  but it’s still a difficult passing. The latter… I don’t…

3.29.14 Link Love: More support for Shanesha Taylor

News and thoughts from around the web….   If there were negative feelings about Shanesha Taylor’s situation the other day, the majority chose to keep it to themselves and spare me their vitriol on my own social media. The support and love for Shanesha was plentiful. There was only one woman who commented that, ” No…

Jill’s Words: “I died that day as my family was ripped apart”

This picture showed up on my tumblr dashboard right after I’d finished reading all the new things in my inbox this morning. It feels like it belongs here. Today, I woke up to a few stories from women who have been in similar situations as Shanesha Taylor. In every story, if someone had offered help…

Shanesha Taylor Needs Support ,Not Jail

  Prison Culture» Action Needed: Shanesha Taylor Needs Support Not Jail – Shanesha Taylor ,a homeless mother with 2 children, is currently in jail after leaving her children in a car while she was in a job interview. The children were taken by CPS and are now with family. A fundraising drive has been started to raise…

Re-grow your salad

      This is via passion4plants  , who also adds to the lovely photo tutorial: first cut it out from the leaves then cut a little from the edge but not too much then cut it into a cube-similar – cut as less leaves and material away as possible but leaves do get moldy and…

3.25.14: The Republicans want MORE food stamp cuts

News,thoughts, and going-ons…   The Republicans have the balls to be asking for more cuts to SNAP. Yes,really. In this 5 minute segment, Bernie Sanders lays out the picture of poverty in the U.S. right now and the insanity of the Republican party’s agenda. “It’s ugly”, he says. There isn’t a better way to put…

Revisiting the affordability of “Grow your own food!” ….

[previously on this topic : “Why “Grow your own food!” might not be so easy for poor people” ,Part 1 & Part 2 . Also: The Privilege of Real Food ]   My friend Amanda was nice enough to share this photo of her sweet new backyard mini-homestead . Here’s what Amanda had to say about…