Questions about cats

...she wants, I have to keep my ipod in a drawer. 10) Why is our kitten intermittently possessed by the devil? Why is my lip bleeding?  And finally, the bonus question: Why do cat people talk about their cats all the time? Cat updates: Did we tell you we decided on Phoebe for a name? My allergies aren’t bothering me anymore. They seemed to get worse before they got better–though pollen may have been the real culprit. The stories of...

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Today is American Censorship Day

...is likely to pass, and it will happen soon. It’s hard to summarize all the nasty pointy prongs of this legislation in a few words. The video above does an brief overview–be sure to watch to the end for last second updates. Our smart friends at the EFF, who are helping us with the whole Urban Homestead trademark thing, have written several cogent, lawyerly pieces about this legislation: Disastrous IP Legislation Back and It’s Wor...

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Cat allergies, cat hearts, cat cuteness: an update on all things cats.

Many apologies to people who don’t come here to hear about the cats. This won’t take long. I just wanted to give two quick updates. The first is to let you all know that Phoebe is doing amazingly well despite having an insanely malformed heart. The meds have perked her up, so she and Trout are playing all the time. To look at her you’d never think anything was wrong. So thank you so much for all  your supportive thoughts an...

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City of Memphis Cites Front Yard Vegetable Garden

...m Guerrero’s garden. Please be respectful. You are an ambassador for the kitchen garden cause.2. Join the Facebook page called “Save Adam Guerrero’s Garden,” where you can show your support and receive updates about his case.3. Sing your outrage from rooftops on Twitter using the #WarOnGardens hashtag.4. Sign an online petition at change.org in support of the garden, which will be sent to the judge hearing Guerrero’s...

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Stoicism as a Toolkit for Modern Life

...e that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. In this age of me-centric Facebook updates, we we have a lot to learn from Seneca’s wisdom. If you live in harmony with nature you will never be poor, if you live according  what others think, you will never be rich. Suggested Reading I recommend begin...

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A Sonora and Kamut Wheat Field in Los Angeles County!

...oth. Speaking for the Los Angeles Bread Bakers, we’re really excited to be a part of this agricultural experiment. A big thanks goes out to Andrea and her son Nathan who have made this possible. We’ll post some updates on the blog as the field progresses. Note: A quick clarification because we’ve had some questions. The poppies that Andrea plans to plant are not Somniferum poppies (that’s a different kind of cash crop!)...

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Saturday Linkages: Can We Please Have More Underpass Chandeliers?

...th Licata http://feedly.com/e/_hlIqNZG  California Legalized Selling Food Made At Home And Created Over A Thousand Local Businesses http://onforb.es/1e8mNCY  Massive Water Reduction http://feedly.com/e/v787ggKN  Fodder System Updates http://feedly.com/e/dKXb-Y-Q  It’s Not the Snow, It’s Not the Politics: Blame the Car-Dependent City http://gizmodo.com/its-not-the-snow-its-not-the-politics-blame-the-car-1511337035  MyFigueroa! Needs a...

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