I hadn't actually thought about this much before the Ted Talk earlier, but here is a site dedicated to studying - at least in part - the causes of our problems by examining the food delivery systems and how they've become degraded.
A very interesting place, I think. Full of resources for urban garden building, probably in the manner of the gardens of Santa Cruz. WhyHunger was founded in 1975!
The rain has gone for now, so watch out Utah and Colorado! There is the possibility of more rain by mid week, here. You have to understand, this is a desert for lack of water, and we celebrate the rains! Rain is a good thing so far south and this far into April. The garden is blooming away with roses, bearded Iris, pelargoniums, and epiphyllums. Nearly every cactus is blooming or has set buds. Even the little society garlic is full of pretty little lavender blossoms. Me? I feel like a dried up little crab apple, clinging to the tree for dear life.
I'm not knitting. I've done all that is humanly possible to jump start my knitting outside of going out and actually spending more money on yarn to stuff into the closets.
I've fingered all the various supplies, I've filled my eyes with projects others are doing on Ravelry. I've threatened myself with a move to Bolivia or France with only a backpack full of energy drinks if I'm not grateful enough to just get those needles clicking away. France, I should be happy to go to France! Would the kids come and settle in with me at the little vineyard I can buy with my surplus yarns on ebay?
Should I knit colorful little hats for all the door knobs? Or perhaps I should invent or possibly only re-invent knee warmers and write a book about it? I don't know what's happened to me but this is not right. I must be depressed or else just very tired. Maybe it's time to go into the middle of the clutter in the sewing room and start screaming into a dusty unfinished pillow form? Should I be-head the mannequin? Perhaps I could hyperventilate in a closet full of dusty half finished UFO's? Should I threaten to kill my sister and brother for taking the best pictures of our mother and losing one of them? They love/hated her for so many years, blaming the victim, and then they had the cheek to swoop in and take the best pictures under the guise of "looking" at them, after years of mater-vilification. Does this happen in all families? If I did actually kill them, is it covered under legally insane pleadings? Any lawyers out there with an opinion?
Does it help at all, those of you who have tried any of these things? I mean besides the actual fratricide. No, those of you who did that must have had better reasons than I have. I'll put a happy face on this and some FUN in dysfunctional by saying that I've decided that it is a good thing that they love her now and are not trying to buy the affection of Psycho dad, in hopes of inheriting what's left of his "estate", "it is to laugh, 'haha' ", as the French are fond of saying.
No, I do not drink, because if I did this would never have been written. It's sort of reversely intuitive that a drinker tells all. No, it's the sober ones you have to watch out for.