September 27, 2011
How do you say goodbye? After two years, hundreds of stories, twenty
contributors, and thousands upon thousands of visitors? The support and
feedback I’ve received from readers I’ve never met, folks who want to
help, and small business owners I’m completely inspired by have been the
most amazing things anyone has ever said about me or any work I’ve been
a part of. It’s also been one of the...
September 16, 2011
For the folks out there who relish the tactile and fret over the replacement of books with an electronic facsimile: listen up. For everyone who appreciates a DIY ethic in a mass produced world: you are not alone. And for burgeoning writers with something insightful to say but lost in the sea of blogs: you have a choice. The answer to all three quandaries and more is Microcosm Publishing.What...
August 31, 2011
Mission Pie is an organic bakery
and neighborhood café in the Mission District of San Francisco. They
make savory and sweet pies all year round using fresh, seasonal
ingredients. By forming strategic partnerships with local farms like Pie Ranch, they can source large quantities of produce and even organic wheat!Co-owners Karen Heisler and Krystin Rubin believe that "businesses
August 18, 2011
Today, August 1, is exactly the mid-point between the Summer Solstice
and the Autumnal Equinox. Six weeks ago, summer started. Six weeks from
now, autumn will begin. Lammas or Lughnasadh, is celebrated on August
1. It is an ancient holiday celebrating the first grain harvest. The
Christian Church also established it as a day to bless the fields. What
it means for us is that the sun is...
August 8, 2011
We don't know if it's possible, but each stop on the Southwest Tour
seems better than the last. A day after reaching Santa Fe, NM, we met up
with Melanie Kirby, co-owner of Zia Queenbee Co, and followed her on a gorgeous hour-long drive to her home in Truchas, NM.With her husband Mark, Melanie breeds Survivor Queenbees that are
sold to beekeepers around the country so they can build healthy...
July 14, 2011
Since starting the current incarnation of Suzie’s Farm just about two
years ago, we have directed the majority of our attention, energy and
resources to it. You can see what that kind of energy has manifested. We
are extremely blessed by the support we have received from our
community. We could not have done it without the attention, energy and
and resources of our supporters.But, of course...