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relationships in community

Hello, I’ve been thinking about relationships in community.  The farm in Ojai where Ming and I were just living–there are a few couples.  The dynamics between the couples affected me a lot.  Maybe because I come from a family where violence was the norm. Addiction and violence were the big problems in my family of… Read More »

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roses

I saw this yellow rose next to a pink one, by a church, and got excited.  Peace roses! My mom loved roses, and we grew some in the yard.  Her mom loved carnations. So my mom loved roses for herself and carnations for her mom.  Thanksgiving when she would put a flower on her mom’s… Read More »

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roses

Just yesterday morning, on our walk, I saw some cute little roses in a neighbor’s yard.  “One day, could we grow some roses?” I asked Ming. “Yeah!” he said. “I always think roses are for other people.  Not for humble permaculturists like us.  But they’re hella pretty!” “Yeah, and what about the hips?” Ming asked.… Read More »

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hollyhocks

Look at these pretty hollyhocks we saw in Kingman, Arizona.  On our way home from that long trip. I think they’re adorable.  I marvel at their old fashionedness.  Maybe we should grow hollyhocks. Hey, look at these sweet little white roses also.  These were at out hotel in Seligman, Arizona. Are they heartbreakingly tender, or… Read More »