notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pretty Cool

These are Barack Obama's maternal grandparents; it's striking how much he resembles his grandfather. Last night after I heard the news about his grandmother falling ill and Obama canceling some campaign events to go to Hawaii to be with her, I read up a little bit on his family background. I kind of knew most of this stuff already, but it really hadn't sunk in for me just how wild it is that he is very likely about to be elected our 44th President. It's not just a white mother from Kansas and a Muslim father from Kenya who left the family when he was a young child. It's also growing up in Jakarta (of all places) with an Indonesian step-father and a Buddhist half-sister. It's an incredible story; I think I really need to read Dreams from My Father.

Anyway, I just thought the picture was worth sharing.