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2020: Are we better off than 2016? A message from Jigidi

Omens, messages, portents, signs, milestones — a strange measuring stick… One of my favorite computer sites—one I use for recreation and meditation—is Jigidi, a jigsaw puzzle site. People can (a) create their own jigsaw puzzles—post a photo, “paint” a picture, etc.— and/or (b) put those puzzles together—from the small 20-piece size to “huge” 500+ pieces. […]

ENDORSEMENT 2020: Elizabeth Warren for U.S. President

I’m endorsing Elizabeth Warren because she is an organizer, knows how the U.S. government works (and doesn’t work), and knows how to listen and how to communicate. I believe she will be a great partner to activists of all kinds on all our basic needs and to local and state governments. She is a model […]

Presidential Politics: Update for food & farm activists

This update contains 5 topics relevant to Food + Farms + Democracy as our work is reflected in the 2020 campaign for U.S. president: 1. IMPEACH & REMOVE RALLIES (tonight Dec. 17)2. DEMOCRATIC DEBATE: Threat of Sodexo strike3. FOOD & FARM PLATFORMS4. SECRETARIES OF AGRICULTURE (federal & state)5. ORDER OF PRIMARIES & CAUCUSES Sent to three […]

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS: 2019 climate action badge? Leave the Leaves

I’ve lived in Evanston, a Chicago suburb, for 43 years. I can confirm that for 43 years, most of the organic growth from Evanston’s soil—grass clippings, leaves, shrub prunings, tree branches—left the city limits. Almost none was returned to the soil. Yes, there was always the occasional composter or real gardener who kept that precious […]

PART 3 of PUBLIC TRUST IN EVANSTON, IL: National Cracks being Exposed in Chicago Suburb

This is an update of an on-going issue in Evanston, IL, a citizen complaint against a sitting alderman. Original details are in my August 25, 2019 post, Part 2 of this series. This update was sent to approximately 30 Evanstonians in my personal networks–media, political & justice groups, and individuals who I think are interested […]

Reinventing Cooperative Extension: Partner with Local Public Libraries

I recently sent a version of this blog to some food-and-farm colleagues as a possible idea for “big picture” system change, without reinventing the wheel. This is basically a re-purposing of two U.S. institutions, to the benefit of both and for the benefit of all Americans—rural, urban, suburban, including non-humans (soil, water, air, plants, animals, […]

Who’s your Clan Mother? Saying STOP is Women’s Public Authority (including Impeachment)

In March 2019, I posted this blog as part of a longer blog, my first detailed public statement supporting impeachment hearings.  “Who’s your Clan Mother?” Impeachment as Women’s Public Authority Why it took me so long to come out for impeachment is a topic for another day. Since then, I have been promoting impeachment non-stop […]