Author Archives: boxcarkids

Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

When I was in 5th grade I started a club. Inspired by the now iconic anti-litter commercial (the one with the crying Native American), every month or so I, and 3 or 4 other little girls, would walk along side … Continue reading

Posted in depresssed, enviroment, health, hopelessness | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Simple Life

Isn’t so simple. Our lives are more complicated than ever in some ways – I’m working two jobs, my oldest daughter at home is working and a senior in high school this year with all the attendant financial aid applications … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Farming, goats, repairs | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Thoughts on Food: Part 1 – Working in it and for it

Not too long ago I took on a 2nd job. I thought I would share how that’s going. I work 20 hours a week (two 4 pm to 10 pm evening shifts after school and an 8 hour shift on … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Hunger, jobs, sales, shopping | Tagged | 5 Comments