Happiness is the 30th anniversary of Literary Arts, featuring my favorite author Elizabeth Gilbert and humorist Calvin Trillin, kicked off by Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, and interspersed with amazing poets. Happy sigh :)

Happiness is attending the 30th anniversary celebration of Literary Arts that I attended with my friend Rachel, featuring the awesome Elizabeth Gilbert and hilarious Calvin Trillin, kicked off by Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, and interspersed with amazing poets. It spurred me, to put it lightly, to remember what I love most. Words. Happy sigh 🙂

While I’m out of pocket for a couple of weeks, here are some of the groovy eco things I collected over the week that I wanted to share with y’all…

* This is one super delish thing you can do with your ten billion cherry tomatoes on the vine that are now making you nuts!

* While we are at one of ’em, check out these gorgeous “neo-vintage” national park posters.

* Early harvest like we had, and want to learn how to cure and store your pumpkins? This was great. Now we cross our fingers that they make it til October so we can share them with the neighborhood kiddos!

* How to prep your recyclables: Grist explains what needs to be washed, wiped out, or tossed in willy-nilly.

* With my recent salmon share coming in from Iliamna Fish’s great team here in Portland, my first order of business was to prepare road-trip-worthy salmon jerky. So I took Alton Brown’s recipe  for the insanely good molasses/soy marinade, then combined it with an oven baked recommendation I found online and baked them for 8 hours at 170 degrees – just tossed them in the oven at bedtime and took ’em out when I got up. YUM.

* “Does the public trust doctrine that protects air, water, and endangered species apply to climate?” That’s the question asked in this Oregon Quarterly piece.

“We are the inheritors of a wonderful world, a beautiful world, full of life and mystery, goodness and pain. But likewise are we the children of an indifferent universe. We break our own hearts imposing our moral order on what is, by nature, a wide web of chaos.”
― Colin Meloy, Wildwood

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