Grocery Budgeting, 101: The Basics

29 August 2012
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In another life, I was a teacher of fresh, eager college students. For most of my very short teaching career, I had the immense pleasure of teaching a group of fiercely-talented burgeoning designers — the kind of kids you really didn’t have to teach at all. They were competitive and eager, which made it easy […]

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The (chicken) House that Tim Built

27 August 2012
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There are two questions people tend to ask when they find out we have chickens: Do they smell? Are you saving money on eggs? I was surprised by the first question, because I’d noticed no odor at all from our chickens. I’m not sure if it’s the way we’re keeping them (in a coop with […]

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Ferment Friday no. 3: Kombucha

24 August 2012
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I have converted my family into a tribe of kombucha-lovers. Well, all of them except the tallest one. He claims to be wary of the scoby. I can’t imagine why, it’s not creepy at all — I only get warm fuzzies when looking at it. But, wait. Did I lose you at scoby? The word, […]

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Grocery Budgeting 101

21 August 2012
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The first time I had a grocery budget was during the summer of 1992. I was in summer school, living solo in a dreary on-campus dormitory. I had a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a set amount of cash in my bank account that had to last all summer. I would go to the grocery store […]

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The Indiana State Fair, 2012 Edition

16 August 2012
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I was standing in line for the ferris wheel with Emily and Shireen, looking out over a sea of fair-goers at dusk, and casually mentioned that the scene reminded me of middle school, at the (Mississippi) state fair on a Friday night, looking for cute boys. I kinda thought everybody had this memory, like learning […]

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