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Small-Space Gardening

Growing food in small spaces can be fun and productive — you just need a little sunshine and some imagination.

By Roger Doiron

PHOTO: VERTICALVEG/SARAH CUTTLE

In the end, we were just two people with feelings, caught up in an idea we could make it all work. Timing really is everything, you never learn to appreciate it until it stops two people from being together. And maybe one day we’ll run into each other and the timing will be right, our lives less hectic than they are now, and you’ll be wearing some maroon shirt as always and I’ll be wearing Birkenstocks when it’s entirely too cold and we’ll laugh and smile and begin again. Or, maybe we won’t.
—  Excerpt from a book I will never write #621

I’m John Laurens in the place to be, I’m 2 cups powdered sugar but I’m workin’ on 3. Those burnt cakes don’t happen with me, cuz I will crack chicka crack these eggs ‘til I’m free!

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Space-Saving Furniture: Make Your House Feel Bigger

Space-saving furniture helps you simplify and live more efficiently by creating multipurpose rooms in your home. Well-placed storage furniture, as well as furniture for small spaces, also increases your home storage options and lets you live large despite cramped surroundings. [Keep reading…]

By Tim Snyder

Photo By Brittany Courville

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…WHAT Glenn controversy!? 

WHEN IT WAS REALLY OBVIOUS HE WASN’T KILLED

LIKE REALLY RIDICULOUSLY OBVIOUS THAT HE WAS ALIVE

SO OBVIOUS

SO VERY VERY OBVIOUS

THAT

HE

LIVED?

YOU MEAN THAT TIME YOU DIDN’T KILL HIM THAT WAS JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER TIMES YOU DIDN’T KILL HIM?

Community-Building and Self-Reliance: Our 2013 Homesteaders of the Year

The 2013 MOTHER EARTH NEWS Homesteaders of the Year believe in learning by doing, and open their homes and farms to teach modern homesteading skills and promote community-building. [Keep reading…]

By Jennifer Kongs

Photo by Anneli Carter-Sundqvist

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BREAKING: Activist DeRay McKesson to run in Baltimore Democratic mayoral primary
Activist DeRay McKesson to run in Baltimore Democratic mayoral primary: report

DeRay McKesson, who gained prominence as an activist against police violence, has filed paperwork to run for political office, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday night.

The Baltimore Board of Elections stated that McKesson will enter this year’s Democratic primary for the mayoral election in Baltimore.

“Baltimore is at a moment,” McKesson told the Post. “I’m running to usher Baltimore into a new era where our government is accountable to its people and aggressively innovative in how it identifies and solves problems.”

McKesson, who has been part of the Black Lives Matter movement, reportedly filed less than an hour before the deadline of 9 p.m. local time. He formerly worked as an administrator in the Baltimore school system, where he was born. McKesson told the Post that he moved back to the city last March.

With current Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) not seeking re-election, McKesson will enter a Democratic primary against 14 other candidates, including former Mayor Sheila Dixon, as well as Maryland state Sen. Catherine Pugh (D).

“I’ve lived through too many lofty promises and vague plans,” Mckesson said. “We’ve come to rely on a traditional model of politics only to be rewarded with disappointing results.”

Source: RawStory

From Laundry to Landscape: Tap Into Greywater

Recycling your household water is smart and often surprisingly simple. Find out how you can embrace this “new” source of water.

By Laura Allen and Cleo Woelfle-Erskine

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hello everyone. i have nothing better to do and i just saw this post so im about to break something down for you.

characters die. given that there are no… complications, let us just assume that every member of vox machina will die of old age. they’re all around the same age, technically speaking. they’re all adults, and in human years would fall between their mid twenties to early thirties.

i tried to dig around, but i cant find how old goliaths live. i’m gonna go out on a limb and say that they have the same life span as half-orcs, which is about 60-75 years. which mean grog will be the first to die.

dragonborns live to be around 80. sorcery won’t allow you to escape death. tiberius will be the second to die.

humans live pitifully short lives, living to be less than a century old. percy will be the third to die

half elves mature the same rate as humans, but live almost twice as long as them. vax and vex will be the fourth and fifth to die. i would also say keyleth, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

gnomes can live up to be 500 years old. i don’t think we have any real idea of how old scanlan and pike are, but it’s safe to say that they’re not going to need walking sticks just yet. pike and scanlan will be the sixth and seventh to die. they will outlive (almost) all their friends. pike will outlive her best friend, whom she considers family, by centuries

and then keyleth would have ORIGINALLY lived to die before scanlan and pike, but she’s a druid. druids, once reaching level 18, have a feat called timeless body. for every 10 years that pass, their body will age by one. keyleth is only about mid 20-30s. she’ll live for another 140-150 years, if she was not a druid. once keyleth reaches level 18, and i bet she will, she will live to be almost 1500 years old. she will be the last to die.

keyleth is going to see all of her friends die a MILLENNIUM before she finally passes, and then some. she is going to watch all of her friends wither away one by one and be left with no one but herself and her druidic magic.

Root Cellar Plans

These unique root cellar plans show you how to build a root cellar for food storage by adapting a new concrete septic tank.

By Steve Maxwell

Illustration by Len Churchill