The Problem with Subsistence Living

A view of Bethel, Alaska

There are many of us who would like nothing more than to live a subsistence lifestyle. We would like to be able to live light on the land, in partnership with the Earth and the other creatures we share Her with. Unfortunately, there is a deep and unavoidable problem with that lifestyle, and we can’t reconcile the life we want with the life we find that we must live.

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The Scythe… Harvest And Death

Scythe against hedge" by Richard New Forest - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

The Hooded Figure With A Scythe is not a squanderer of opportunities. It is silent and sharp and efficient. It kills and gives life in a single motion. An animal dies and billions of micro-organisms get a feast. Maybe a few larger organisms, too. And what of the possibilities inherent in the life of the thing before it died? Except for humans and the friends of humans, we generally don’t think of such a thing at all. What opportunities have been lost by a mouse that is caught and eaten by a wolf? [Read more...]

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Japan’s Fukushima Disaster and Its Impact on Fish in the Pacific Northwest

A fishing boat in my home port of Auke Bay, Alaska. By Gillfoto, via Wikimedia Commons.

For the most part, those of us that love wild seafoods from the Pacific Northwest don’t have to worry — at least, not about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor. Sadly, it is Japan that suffers the most from Fukushima’s meltdown. As I give thanks to the Great Salmon for their life-giving abundance, I offer up prayers for the people and land of Japan. [Read more...]

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A sense of responsibility to place

Every approach to morals and ethics has its strengths and weaknesses. Elinor Predota considers Pagan ethics, and how they relate to sense of place. [Read more...]

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Dandelion Syrup: a recipe for sunshine in a glass

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Dandelions adorn the Irish countryside this time of year. So this week, Traci shares some folk uses of this hardy little plant, as well as her recipe for delicious Dandelion Syrup. [Read more...]

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A taste of place

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One of the main ways in which I get in touch with new places when I’m travelling is through food. [Read more...]

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Relocalized

Maker Faire San Francisco 2012

Oakland. The city of my birth. The city where my daughter was born. The city where my mother was born. Her mother was born one city over in Berkeley. If any place is really my “home” on this planet, this must be it. And yet, I’ve struggled with this place. [Read more...]

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