DREAMING IS FREE It is good again to have a dream: We will be able to start a symbolic (if not a vastly productive) garden at The Other Place. It was preying on me–that we would be helpless and dependent there compared to our relative independence on Goose Creek. No wood heat. No water without power. No garden until year two. So I asked permission to till up a patch to start enjoying the full days of sunlight and warmth we will have there …

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So: this week, without embellishment or comment. Label me Otherwise Distracted. But still poking around and pecking the keys. — F1st ⬅︎Consider subscribing to Fragments, published whenever, unpredictably on a whim. Join 1570 other subscribers (it says. That can’t be right. I think a decimal is missing.) Join 15.70 other subscribers. Just add your email in the box to the left. REALM OF NATURE ♻️ This ‘Miracle’ Plant Is Supposed To Save The World | HuffPost Instead, the new craze for the South African …

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And even now, there are moments that seem pleasant, hopeful, when I am excited to complete something, to start some new thing. The world feels familiar. Comfortable. Briefly ordinary. But like waking from one dream into another, it washes over me that this is not the world I live in now. I might never live in that once-upon-a-time again. No one will. BC: Before COVID AD: After Dystopia We are protected here in rural Floyd County to some degree by our long-standing propensity to …

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Catcher in the Rye used it five times. If you find an old copy in a second-hand book store, chances are some 12 year old (now 80-ish) underlined every instance. Back then, the f-word was outrageous; shocking; and hidden. And then, more often than not, it had to do directly with the sex act. But that curious 12 year old would have had his mouth washed out with soap–at the very least–had he uttered the word in public. “Ya kiss ya mutha with that …

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