The Daily: 22 March 2023

The Earth, the air, the water, and the Sun belong to all of us; they cannot be made objects of property. — after Tolstoy, Calendar of Wisdom, 23 March World Water Day: Accelerating Change World Water Day is 22 March 2023. This annual observance was organized by the United Nations in 1993 to focus attention… Continue reading The Daily: 22 March 2023

The Daily: 8 March 2023

Women in Agriculture Thoughts on Food Production for International Women's Day We regularly hear about the gender wage gap. We know about glass ceilings and barriers to advancement. We wring our hands over leadership roles filled mainly by men. These are all vital concerns. But today I’d like to address a disparity that doesn’t get… Continue reading The Daily: 8 March 2023

The Daily: 7 March 2023

Participatory Democracy Today is Town Meeting day in Vermont. For the uninitiated, this is the day when Vermonters pack themselves into school gyms and various meeting halls to vote on town governance for the upcoming year. Officials are elected. Laws are debated and passed. Budgets are assigned.  If there are complaints or disturbances, these are… Continue reading The Daily: 7 March 2023

The Daily: 6 March 2023

There was another interruption to connectivity on Thursday. This is becoming annoying. This time, I was finishing up email for the evening and found that nothing was going through. Fortunately, I'd gotten the essential stuff done already (my new hobby is filling out tedious job applications...). But no posting of this blog happened. I then… Continue reading The Daily: 6 March 2023