Author Archives: Paul Deaton

Marianne Williamson Close to Home

About 11:15 a.m. I left the garden and drove Ely Blacktop to 76th Street and headed West to Cedar Hall on the main campus of Kirkwood Community College where presidential candidate Marianne Williamson joined State Senator Rob Hogg in a … Continue reading

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Big Weekend in the Garden

I returned nine empty seedling trays to the farm Sunday morning before my soil blocking shift. The empty trays reflected clear weather and dry enough soil for planting. I had been worried seedlings would get root bound. I think I … Continue reading

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Jay Inslee at the Cedar River

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Saturday afternoon I drove to the Overlook Pavilion in Ellis Park where State Senator Rob Hogg had organized a “climate conversation” with Washington Governor Jay Inslee who is an announced candidate for president. Hogg reminded us … Continue reading

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An Impossible Argument

I’ve been wanting to try the Impossible™ Burger and will have to wait. I met a group of friends at a restaurant Friday where Impossible™ was printed on the menu. Since Burger King® decided to offer the plant-based burger nation-wide, … Continue reading

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Garden Crunch Time on a Political Weekend

The forecast looks perfect for a day in the garden. I intend to get started soon after sun up at 5:31 a.m. and work as long as I’m able or until needed work is done. Tomatoes and cucumber seedlings are … Continue reading

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We’ve Gotten All Climate-Changey

We have a problem with climate change. I don’t intend to get alarmist on fair readers with dire predictions of the end of the world as we know it. Even though doomsday stories are quite popular, and climate science is, … Continue reading

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Garden is Growing

I ran into a couple of neighbors at the well house while receiving a shipment of chlorine for our water treatment plant. They were checking to see if the dehumidifiers had dried out the well pit after the rain. They … Continue reading

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