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Karen Price
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Geez! What is it, Old White Dude Day?

Just kidding. I know. It's always Old White Dude Day in politics.


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When I'm not working on my own blogs or out in the yard getting dirty, I do some volunteer work for the National Women's History Project. You know, the folks who gave us #womenshistorymonth in the first place.

A lot of what I do is behind the scenes stuff like email list management. But I also help out with social media stuff -- helping to run the Twitter account, and setting up and managing their Instagram account. Which means I get to make awesome graphic images. I just finished working on a series of images celebrating the work of this year's Women's History Month honorees. There's something delightfully satisfying to creating a series of images that help to spread the word about remarkable women.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BR4VPlchyD2/

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Watching this right now. This is what genius looks like up close.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/documentary/201703100600/

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Joined the Stand Up for Trans Youth march in my city today. A great day with a great turn out! 
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"March 17 is also the feast day of St Gertrude of Nivelles, the patron saint of cats. She’s also the patron of travellers and gardeners, and protects against rats and mental illness."

My kind of saint!

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"Moskowitz, who is Jewish, didn't think before confronting a group that outnumbered the bar staff 2-to-1 that night. 'My whole life, I hear about this shit,' he says. 'My grandfather survived two prison camps. I'll tell you what was going through my head: "This is how Hitler got started. In a beer hall."'"

http://buff.ly/2mO2x1b

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Interesting new report.

I've been in the middle for a while between wanting food production that's more environmentally- and farmer-friendly, while also wanting to make sure we can produce enough food to feed a growing population. I figure the best answer is somewhere in the middle, where we limit dangerous chemicals to protect farm workers as well as the environment, while we also work to improve planting strategies to include more sustainable farming practices.

This report, I believe, will go a long way toward helping u find that middle ground.

“The assertion promoted by the agrochemical industry that pesticides are necessary to achieve food security is not only inaccurate, but dangerously misleading,” said report authors Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and Baskut Tuncak, UN Special Rapporteur on toxics. Further, they said, “It is time to overturn the myth that pesticides are necessary to feed the world and create a global process to transition toward safer and healthier food and agricultural production.”

http://civileats.com/2017/03/13/new-un-report-pesticides-dont-feed-the-world/

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There are only a few songs that I require absolute quiet while they're playing. "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison is one. Another is "Silver, Blue & Gold" by Bad Company.

My more cherished memory of this song is from a couple of years ago, when +Eric Penn and I first did the ride around Lake Tahoe. Just as we were pulling into the Emerald Bay rest stop, after the brutal climb, this song started played. It still get chills remembering that.

https://youtu.be/xdvI4G11eBk

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How I spent my Sunday.
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