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Heidi Schmidt
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It is never too late to do the right thing.
It is never too late to do the right thing.

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The Civic Connection
Today I interviewed Bob Goodlatte , federal representative for Virginia's ninth district. We talked about HR 29, his proposal to terminate the federal tax code of 1986 -- the whole thing -- as a way to force a conversation about what would be better. I look...

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The Civic Connection
Another great interview. Today I spoke with Sam Rasoul, State Delegate for the 11th district, which includes my fair city of Roanoke. It was a delightful experience, filled with lively and genuine conversation about social justice, political trust, the impa...

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Challenge Wrap-up: Bloom
The challenge format was really nice. It allowed me simply to focus on the elements that I wanted to be more attentive to, without getting hung up on the notations and tracking. This is a real difference from where I was in November 2012, when I had NoClueA...

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Something Just Like This


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Change Agents and the City
While reading the articles for this week, I was struck by how the Apartheid City structure reflects Roanoke’s geographic and zoning de facto barriers that have been used for voluntary and involuntary racism and spatial clustering. Roanoke’s development cont...

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Friends at Work
Building community. Nurturing nature. Another garden day filled with great conversation, sprouting ideas, and interesting ideas to explore.

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Solar Return
Manage less. Miracle More.

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Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Mental Health
This article from Bust is so good I am re-posting it. And taking everything to heart, too. The icy paws of winter have finally released us from their blizzardy clutches! We’re free: running, jumping, tripping over ourselves, eager as f*** to get this whole ...

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Happy Pink Moon
I stumbled across a lovely intention for this month's full moon. Bonus: While Harvey and I were driving in this early morning, there was a band of pink behind the full moon that shone down. April Magic: The Pink Moon   The fertile soil has been watered and ...

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Solar return
Yesterday was a lovely day, and the dinner and companionship was satisfying to my soul. The food was pretty good, too. Aunt Caroline asked if I had any Personal New Year resolutions, a lovely way to look at it all. This dovetailed with a couple questions Ke...
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