How to Compost When you Don’t Have the Room or Resources

Since Malcolm and I moved into this house, we have nurtured a compost pile in our backyard. This had been my dream for years because I always felt so guilty throwing away food scraps that can be reused for providing nutrients to soil. When I lived in apartments or houses without room for a compost …

Continue reading How to Compost When you Don’t Have the Room or Resources

Book Report: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

Before downloading this book on Audible, I had heard about it for a long time. Many people recommended it to me when it first came out. Originally published in June of 2020, this book from a Black woman author, Brit Bennet, could not have been released in a more relevant time for our nation. June …

Continue reading Book Report: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

Tradescantia: The Plant with an Anti-Semitic Colloquial Name

A few weeks ago, Colm and I found the cutest local shop, Local Eclectic, that sold beautiful baby plants at ridiculously low prices. It was a pick your plant, pick your planter kind of situation. There was a gorgeous pink sprout of a plant that I had to purchase. We love pink in the Brundage-Durham …

Continue reading Tradescantia: The Plant with an Anti-Semitic Colloquial Name

Book Report: Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler

A few months ago, a friend gave me a book by Octavia E. Butler called Parable of the Sower. It was written in the 90s and accurately predicted a Trump-like politician. His slogan is even "Make America Great Again". The setting is in the 2020s and 2030s, which was in the future when Ms. Butler …

Continue reading Book Report: Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler

Why I’m Deleting my Instacart App

Yesterday, Instacart shoppers published an open letter to Instacart regarding untenable working conditions and a lack of benefits. They cited five demands from the company. Upon further research, it looks like this is congruent with years of shopper complaints about exploitative practices. These are the shoppers demands: 1. Pay shoppers by order, not batch. "If …

Continue reading Why I’m Deleting my Instacart App