Magick, Ritual, and Symbolism in the Cat in the Hat.

Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience.  … More Magick, Ritual, and Symbolism in the Cat in the Hat.

Japanese Knotweed, Lyme Disease, and Our Self-Cleaning Environment.

Japanese Knotweed may be the biggest girl in the world. From the Japanese Knotweed Alliance’s website: In total biomass terms, this clone [made up of huge masses of genetically identical Japanese Knotweed plants the world over] is probably the biggest female in the world! In Swansea alone [city and county on the Southwest coast of … More Japanese Knotweed, Lyme Disease, and Our Self-Cleaning Environment.

Research Fungi and Bacteria to Break Down Your Stupid Keurig’s Plastic and Buy, Trade for, or Make a French Press.

I groan every time I notice another single-cup Keurig machine disgracing another one of my gracious hosts. I can be such a jerk! Here they were nice enough to let me stay at their place and then hospitable enough to offer to have their little do-dad make me a cup of Joe the next morning, … More Research Fungi and Bacteria to Break Down Your Stupid Keurig’s Plastic and Buy, Trade for, or Make a French Press.

Wild Food Books!

Just a quick note on edible wild food books: some are huge and tome-like and some are better suited to actually bringing out into the field with you. Personally I mostly use books to tell me what plants I can safely eat and then I immerse myself in google images of those plants. Edible Wild … More Wild Food Books!

If you are not experimenting with pyramids you are officially wasting your life.

Our experiment here on the island is just beginning. I underestimated the difficulty in laying the foundations for our first three pyramids. As frustrating as it has been, I have no intention of stopping after three. As you can see, there’s plenty of room for many pyramids: I actually wanted to begin with the dolphin … More If you are not experimenting with pyramids you are officially wasting your life.