Saturday, December 26, 2009

Dec. 26, 2009

Have spent the last few day visiting with friends and family.
relaxing and reflecting.
planning my next move and thinking about the future.
I'm looking forward to catching a ride down to new orleans for new years
and might be able to make my way back to little rock to see some people.
One of my favorite people from the area, Rod Bryan, has an informative
website called
where we discusses pressing environmental and human rights issues
around arkansas and abroad.
At one point in 2006 he made a video highlighting the bicycle CoOp
that Danielle DePreux and I ran together. check it out.

I'm trying to get my hands on a camera this afternoon so hopefully my
story will be better illustrated in days to come.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday, Dec. 17 2009

The wind is howling outside.  My hands are wrapped around a warm mug filled with 1/4 whole milk, 3/4 coffee made with spring water i collected from mt. blue spring in wampatuck state park, and a huge squeeze of local honey.  I'm not much looking forward to the wind finding every little hole in my clothing to pierce into my skin, but I'm willing to be rough to provide for the creatures that are depending on me for their breakfast.  Those hardy animals include: 1 little female sheep, an old nimble goat, a shockingly large male sheep, one very demanding donkey, 4 steaming teenage pigs, 100 dodging chickens, and the most recent arrival, a handful of puffball bunnies.
I'll soon be departing to visit family and friends in Illinois and have to-do lists popping out of my pockets.
I'm focusing on staying light.