The too-long edit

It’s been almost eight months since I finished the first edit of my new Chene trilogy, and I’m here to bear witness: No matter what anyone tells you about how hard writing is, it’s nothing compared to the months of not-writing that follow the...

Thanks but no thanks, pundits

Yes, despite our national majorities and the encouraging results of the 2018 midterms, there are legitimate reasons to be concerned about Trump and the GOP in 2020. But over the past few days, the pundit class has been aggressively pushing the alarming notion that if...

Muddling through decline, happily

Today’s long but thought-provoking read is Dylan Matthews’ “The myth of an ending: why even removing Trump from office won’t save American democracy/It feels like this moment in history deserves a definitive ending. It won’t get one,” at Vox....

2018 Black Sheep Manor ag plan

For those of you keeping score at home, here’s the run-down on the current state of the 2018 BSM food-raising plan. BACKGROUND In 2016, we cleared an overgrown, eroded field that I calculate at about 0.30 of an acre. We made a vegetable garden on about 2k square...
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