Comments on: Monday On the Air http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Thu, 04 Dec 2008 02:07:45 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: lavonne http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4058 lavonne Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:05:11 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4058 Dang, I missed both of 'em! Dang, I missed both of ‘em!

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By: Cath http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4054 Cath Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:35:58 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4054 My best friend was on a conference call with a large group of prospective clients and had her four year old burst into the office yelling 'mummy mummy, come wipe my bum!' ... so it could always be worse! Hope it went well. My best friend was on a conference call with a large group of prospective clients and had her four year old burst into the office yelling ‘mummy mummy, come wipe my bum!’ … so it could always be worse! Hope it went well.

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By: Lisa Z http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4053 Lisa Z Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:50:14 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4053 I knew you'd bring up the coughing. But for the listener, it was no big deal. Humans always focus on "what went wrong", don't we? I knew you’d bring up the coughing. But for the listener, it was no big deal. Humans always focus on “what went wrong”, don’t we?

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By: Susan Buhr http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4052 Susan Buhr Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:21:22 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4052 Sharon, Best wishes for non-interrupted interviews. I take classes on the phone and I'm here to tell you that the mute button is a glorious liberator. Find it and use it well. When your interviewer is meandering through a complicated question about the inter-related causes of the impending crisis(es? what is plural?), you can administer whatever set of bribes and threats are required, all while appearing to be merely thoughtful. Thanks for all you do! Susan Sharon,
Best wishes for non-interrupted interviews. I take classes on the phone and I’m here to tell you that the mute button is a glorious liberator. Find it and use it well. When your interviewer is meandering through a complicated question about the inter-related causes of the impending crisis(es? what is plural?), you can administer whatever set of bribes and threats are required, all while appearing to be merely thoughtful.

Thanks for all you do!
Susan

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By: Sharon http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4051 Sharon Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:15:55 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4051 Thanks everyone for the kind words. It felt like both interviews went ok, except for the giant coughing fit I had during #2 - but it was bound to happen sooner or later. The kids were angels - amazing how much some sugar and bugs bunny cartoons can buy you as a parent ;-). It was me making all the weird strangling noises. Sharon Thanks everyone for the kind words. It felt like both interviews went ok, except for the giant coughing fit I had during #2 - but it was bound to happen sooner or later.

The kids were angels - amazing how much some sugar and bugs bunny cartoons can buy you as a parent ;-). It was me making all the weird strangling noises.

Sharon

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By: Lisa Z http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4050 Lisa Z Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:09:15 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4050 I had the chance to listen to the 2nd interview as well. It was a very good show. I'll have to try and tune in to Jason's show more often. Sounds like he's very knowledgable and interested in what I'm interested in. Good listener call-ins too! Thanks for letting us know about the interviews. I need to read, hear, read and hear again these things because they're so different from what we usually hear. I learned new things from this. Thanks. You do a great job, Sharon, at making things accessible for the listeners. I'm really looking forward to your books now. I had the chance to listen to the 2nd interview as well. It was a very good show. I’ll have to try and tune in to Jason’s show more often. Sounds like he’s very knowledgable and interested in what I’m interested in. Good listener call-ins too!

Thanks for letting us know about the interviews. I need to read, hear, read and hear again these things because they’re so different from what we usually hear. I learned new things from this. Thanks.

You do a great job, Sharon, at making things accessible for the listeners. I’m really looking forward to your books now.

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By: Ed http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4049 Ed Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:28:16 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4049 Thanks to Phil for the link to my post with the Victory Gardens video - it's so interesting to watch. I've enjoyed reading your writing about local agricultural responses to peak oil/food security concerns. Great to hear so much enthusiasm. I've had several comments on my site from a group advocating a small-area farming method called <a href="http://www.spinfarming.com/" rel="nofollow">SPIN farming</a>. Might be the kind of thing you're interested in - it's a method for financially-viable farming on an acre or less. More <a href="http://localfoods.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/middlesbroughs-urban-farming-project/" rel="nofollow">here</a>. Thanks to Phil for the link to my post with the Victory Gardens video - it’s so interesting to watch. I’ve enjoyed reading your writing about local agricultural responses to peak oil/food security concerns. Great to hear so much enthusiasm. I’ve had several comments on my site from a group advocating a small-area farming method called SPIN farming. Might be the kind of thing you’re interested in - it’s a method for financially-viable farming on an acre or less.
More here.

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By: Tina Ughrin http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4047 Tina Ughrin Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:59:27 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4047 Just heard the first interview. You were very relaxed and handled the interviewer's somewhat stumbling questions really well. It was neat as a reader of your blog to hear you talk about the issues to a different audience. I liked how positive and supportive you were of those of us early in the process. Tina Just heard the first interview. You were very relaxed and handled the interviewer’s somewhat stumbling questions really well. It was neat as a reader of your blog to hear you talk about the issues to a different audience. I liked how positive and supportive you were of those of us early in the process.

Tina

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By: Lisa Z http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4046 Lisa Z Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:57:19 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4046 Great interview on Kansas City radio. It's nice to put a human voice to the "Prophetess of Doom" lady!!! ;-) Lisa Great interview on Kansas City radio. It’s nice to put a human voice to the “Prophetess of Doom” lady!!! ;-)

Lisa

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By: Lisa Z http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4045 Lisa Z Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:07:40 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/30/monday-on-the-air/#comment-4045 Thanks for the link about Jamie and the Victory Garden film, Phil. I just sat through all 20 minutes of the film. It was an interesting look at gardening 60 years ago--still with a horse but also with some of the "newfangled" chemical inputs. I don't know what all those pesticide dusts were (chemical or not?), but I was sure worried about that kid spraying them without a mask or anything. Since I've only done square foot gardening, and on a small scale so far (about to expand greatly this year, though), I'm not familiar with how to row garden really. I'm wondering how many people that 1/4 acre garden, planted twice in a season, feeds. Was it just enough for the family? Or do you think they were marketing some of it? Interesting! I also noticed the film didn't not touch on the subject of enriching the soil in any way. No compost, manure, etc. Or did I miss that? Thanks for the link about Jamie and the Victory Garden film, Phil. I just sat through all 20 minutes of the film. It was an interesting look at gardening 60 years ago–still with a horse but also with some of the “newfangled” chemical inputs. I don’t know what all those pesticide dusts were (chemical or not?), but I was sure worried about that kid spraying them without a mask or anything.

Since I’ve only done square foot gardening, and on a small scale so far (about to expand greatly this year, though), I’m not familiar with how to row garden really. I’m wondering how many people that 1/4 acre garden, planted twice in a season, feeds. Was it just enough for the family? Or do you think they were marketing some of it? Interesting!

I also noticed the film didn’t not touch on the subject of enriching the soil in any way. No compost, manure, etc. Or did I miss that?

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