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Eats & Drinks | Helping Out Hamburger Helper

April 17, 2016 // 3 Comments

In my house, we eat a lot of Hamburger Helper. It's a cultural fixture, so far as "old standbys" go, and at the end of a busy day, it's quick, easy, inexpensive, and tasty. What we've discovered, however, is that with a few creative additions, you can make your Hamburger Helper practically gourmet! [...]

Coffee With An Expert | Esther Emery, Modern Homesteader

November 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

We expected it to be hard. And it was. The biggest surprise was how much this is a mental game. So much of what makes homesteading hard is that it's hard to focus, it's hard to determine priorities, it's hard to tell what is and isn't safe and what is and isn't necessary when you're so intentionally altering your values. [...]

How the War on Women is Hurting Boys

October 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Earlier this month in what is sadly now not even the latest in a long string of mass shootings, a 26-year old man at Umpqua Community College near Roseburg, Oregon killed [...]

Love Me For Me, Not For My Leg Rolls

March 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

Earlier this week, a company called Wry Baby sparked controversy with one of their baby onesies, which read “I hate my thighs.” Obviously this is troubling for [...]

Classics Worth Reading | Beloved

November 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

"She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind." [...]

Classics Worth Reading | Lady Chatterley's Lover

September 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

As time wears on, Connie begins to wither physically, and crave sexual intimacy with a man, and children. Not wishing to hurt or embarrass her husband, she has a secret affair with an Irish playwright, but feels so guilty that she breaks it off. Clifford, noticing that her humor had been much improved during the affair and her despondency after, suggests in his ignorance that she “have an affair, to cheer herself up.” [...]
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