Monthly Archives: April 2013

Your Lawn and Your Life

From the Start Your Week with Steve newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “Before we lived in the country, we lived in town, and one year I decided to rework the entire backyard lawn with a maddox. Carolyn … Continue reading

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Rejecting or Despising One Another

Today’s article was supposed to be about a magazine I used to write for, and how the owners — purportedly Christian — ran the place pretty much along standard, looks-like-any-other-business-these-days lines, but I couldn’t get the tone outside of the I’m … Continue reading

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Wind Power — for and by Small, Ordinary People

Sunday I spent the entire day reading. For hours and hours I absorbed myself in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, co-written by William Kamkwamba, the proponent of the tale, and Bryan Mealer. I was drawn to the book at my … Continue reading

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Harvesting Rainwater and Harnessing Wind

From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter –  Steve Says: “They say that if you’re married to someone long enough, you eventually start to look like them. They say that about dog owners and their dogs, too, so I … Continue reading

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A Dead Mouse on the Desk

Despite living the simple life of milking goats and knitting lace and baking bread and participating in all those homey, warm, homesteading goodness activities, I do spend a significant portion of my day on the computer. Which isn’t simple at … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fast, Cheap, Simple, Fresh HOT Salsa

I thought Norwegians ate dried fish soaked in beer, but my Norwegian Artist has a taste for hot stuff — Thai stir fry with flames emitting from the platter, salsa that kicks your taste buds across the room and pins … Continue reading

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Fried Dandelions

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art “Today my 18-year-old son wanted to make fried dandelions for lunch, a suggestion that initially didn’t meet with much excitement. “But he’s a determined sort, and … Continue reading

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Kombucha Adventures

I’ve been making Kombucha. I know, it sounds like a song that you sing around the campfire, but it’s a fermented black tea that sits around on the counter top, quietly revolutionizing itself into something totally unlike anything we consume … Continue reading

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Is There in Truth No Beauty?

Those of you who are afficianados of the 1960′s era Star Trek series (and if you’re not, you should be — it’s cheesey and profound at the same time) may recognize the title of this article from an episode, but … Continue reading

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Color Coordination That Doesn’t . . . Coordinate

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art “It’s always good when the person you live with thinks similarly to — or at least not radically different from — the way you … Continue reading

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