We’ve been hearing a lot about fake news lately. Our president has been accusing some major media outlets of using false sources, but I don’t know about that; I do know there’s a lot of websites out there that put up fake news stories to draw people in. They are atrocious, the source of … Continue reading Fake Craft Beer?
It’s a part of the American dream, it seems, to be self sufficient, to live off the land on a place out in the country. Lots of folks dream about being a farmer, including a lot of us who write or talk about it. But it takes real money and real commitment, and if … Continue reading Write an Essay, Win a Farm!
The Dakota Pipeline protest became a popular cause for many people. But was it just a publicity stunt and business venture? It was Big Business and some people made big money from it. According to the public record on the website GoFundMe, operators of the Sacred Stone Camp raised 3.1 million dollars just from … Continue reading Protesting the Dakota Pipeline: Big Business!
As you may recall, in 2015 an EPA contractor was doing excavation work at the Gold King Mine in Colorado, a superfund site, to determine the extent of cleanup needed. The work accidentally allowed some 3 million gallons of contaminated waste water to escape. Rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah were polluted, with … Continue reading EPA Won’t pay for damages from the pollution incident they created?
After all these years of drought, it’s strange to hear the dire forecasts of the last week - the words ‘atmospheric river’ create a powerful mental image of a flood of rain flowing up from the south Pacific. It’s a so much better of a phrase than ‘Pineapple Express’, which sounds to me like a train owned and operated by the Del Monte corporation.
As we begin a new year with a new presidency, I would like to remind Mr. Trump of a few things. First, we’re still thirsty around here. The Feds are making a good start with new regulations that improve the priorities in the favor of farming. But the fight’s not over. We gained some … Continue reading The King’s Forest, revisited
There’s an ebb and flow to politics, and it’s very apparent that we’re going through a time of change. The political pendulum had swung far to the left, with all kinds of new social programs and new rules under Obama. but the pendulum hit the wall and is swinging to the right. Donald … Continue reading The Swing of the Pendulum