10,000 years of farming in Egypt.
The silt comes down on the annual flood, making the soil fertile. The ancient people began to grow more food than they needed. It was the surplus that made it possible to build the pyramids and the cities that... More ›
A certain lady from Orcas Island has lamented the lack of political content in recent editions of the Farm News. She wants to hear some snap, crackle and pop.
I am not sure what good that would do. Could my remarks possibly improve our nation's... More ›
My friend Karen in Alaska asked me what happened to "Frog Hospital" because she hasn't received one in more than a month.
I told her that I wrote the Frog Hospital newsletter for ten years and then wrote a book with the same title and I guess... More ›
Will they celebrate Gay Marriage at the Ground Zero Mosque?
I'm getting the issues confused.
But if New Yorkers can tolerate a mosque at Ground Zero, shouldn't it be a highly tolerant... More ›
You can make friends with an old barn. This one was built in 1906 by John Basye's great-grandfather on Beaver Marsh Road in the Skagit Valley, out in the flats where the wind is blowing and the soil is fertile.
You need to watch the video, which... More ›
A long, long time ago I picked flowers for my mother. I picked violets and lily of the valley. They grew in the wild area on the north side of our home. I gave the the flowers to my mother and she put them in a vase on the table. She was happy and... More ›
"If Ronald Reagan Were Alive Today, He Would Be Proud of Me"
That's the opening line of a video I made for YouTube.
"I have six part-time... More ›
I'm trying ...... trying to appreciate the Museum of Northwest Art (MONA) in LaConner, but I fear the judgment of small minds in small towns. The way the small mind works is this -- since... More ›
Everybody liked the Fishtown Art Show at the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner. We had the Opening Day this Saturday and the museum was packed with happy people, looking at walls dense with... More ›