Comments on: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Tue, 04 Aug 2009 05:41:31 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: kathy http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18647 kathy Sun, 29 Mar 2009 19:22:18 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18647 Sometimes I read you and the only pie I can eat is humble. I think of all the mistakes I have made over the years and realize it is foolish of me to assume that I will figure out all I still need to learn and do when I have to. Thank for this. I needed a kick in the pants on this cold wet day. Sometimes I read you and the only pie I can eat is humble. I think of all the mistakes I have made over the years and realize it is foolish of me to assume that I will figure out all I still need to learn and do when I have to. Thank for this. I needed a kick in the pants on this cold wet day.

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By: myrtle http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18644 myrtle Sun, 29 Mar 2009 15:33:26 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18644 thanks, your post was so beautuful thanks, your post was so beautuful

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By: John O. Andersen http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18627 John O. Andersen Sat, 28 Mar 2009 12:41:04 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18627 Sharon, Thanks. This supports my point with my 16 year old son of how mastering math requires much tedious practice. I will ask him to read your post when he gets up this morning. He and I have been reading "Team of Rivals" aloud together, and will finish in a few days. It occurs to me that all of Lincoln's life up to the presidency was that glorious trial and error process you describe. It is what made it possible for him to "paint the masterpiece" that saved the nation. Sharon,

Thanks. This supports my point with my 16 year old son of how mastering math requires much tedious practice.

I will ask him to read your post when he gets up this morning.

He and I have been reading “Team of Rivals” aloud together, and will finish in a few days.

It occurs to me that all of Lincoln’s life up to the presidency was that glorious trial and error process you describe.

It is what made it possible for him to “paint the masterpiece” that saved the nation.

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By: Christina http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18607 Christina Fri, 27 Mar 2009 19:38:13 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18607 We are doing more and more to prepare - our bikes are in active use, the clothesline is full daily, and we went through our SF area winter with no heat except for during our homeschool choir once a week. We WWOOF at a local farm one morning a week and our own garden is underway (3 cu.yd. moved in the last two days!!). All this time devoted to skill- and infrastructure-building comes from somewhere, though, and a place where I see significant slippage is in our dining habits. We have several good local restaurants within a few blocks of our house and depend on them many days when we are wiped out at dinnertime. I challenge myself for April to go restaurant-free, with the exception of an early outing that has been on the calendar for a while. I've put that challenge to my partner as well; he is out regularly for lunch... We know how to cook, and are whole-foods diners when we eat at home; the challenge will be to prepare in advance for putting together low-effort meals at the end of long days. Things like cooking a week or even half-week of beans at a time, and remembering to defrost foods the night before. We are doing more and more to prepare - our bikes are in active use, the clothesline is full daily, and we went through our SF area winter with no heat except for during our homeschool choir once a week. We WWOOF at a local farm one morning a week and our own garden is underway (3 cu.yd. moved in the last two days!!).

All this time devoted to skill- and infrastructure-building comes from somewhere, though, and a place where I see significant slippage is in our dining habits. We have several good local restaurants within a few blocks of our house and depend on them many days when we are wiped out at dinnertime. I challenge myself for April to go restaurant-free, with the exception of an early outing that has been on the calendar for a while. I’ve put that challenge to my partner as well; he is out regularly for lunch… We know how to cook, and are whole-foods diners when we eat at home; the challenge will be to prepare in advance for putting together low-effort meals at the end of long days. Things like cooking a week or even half-week of beans at a time, and remembering to defrost foods the night before.

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By: cyn http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18575 cyn Fri, 27 Mar 2009 03:06:59 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18575 Sharon, "A graceful life" truley the greatest form of living art... a testiment for our children. "She lived a graceful life." Thank you for that reminder. Cyn Sharon,
“A graceful life” truley the greatest form of living art… a testiment for our children. “She lived a graceful life.” Thank you for that reminder. Cyn

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By: Ray http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18572 Ray Fri, 27 Mar 2009 02:04:49 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18572 What a wonderful post, and definitely encouraging. It's so easy to get caught up in the enormity of the changes that we'll all be facing soon, that making small changes in your life seem so hopeless. Yet it's really the sum of all the little things in our lives that make up our culture, and seeing the emergence of a culture that values an adaptable, low-resource life helps to give one a small but growing sense of hope. Thank you, Sharon, for being an articulate guide in this journey we are all attempting to make. What a wonderful post, and definitely encouraging.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the enormity of the changes that we’ll all be facing soon, that making small changes in your life seem so hopeless. Yet it’s really the sum of all the little things in our lives that make up our culture, and seeing the emergence of a culture that values an adaptable, low-resource life helps to give one a small but growing sense of hope.

Thank you, Sharon, for being an articulate guide in this journey we are all attempting to make.

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By: Susan http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18568 Susan Fri, 27 Mar 2009 00:37:35 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18568 How very true. I do plan to turn things off, but I plan to do it on a weekend when DH is gone on a trip. I am already thinking about the things I'll need, since I work weekends at times -- windup alarm clock, rocket stove for coffee and cooking, ... you get the idea. How very true.

I do plan to turn things off, but I plan to do it on a weekend when DH is gone on a trip. I am already thinking about the things I’ll need, since I work weekends at times — windup alarm clock, rocket stove for coffee and cooking, … you get the idea.

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By: Bill http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18563 Bill Thu, 26 Mar 2009 19:06:09 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18563 Sharon: Many thanks for the continuing words of hope and inspiration. Your efforts are most appreciated. Hope you'll keep on keepin' on!!! Bill Sharon:
Many thanks for the continuing words of hope and inspiration. Your efforts are most appreciated. Hope you’ll keep on keepin’ on!!!

Bill

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By: grace http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18560 grace Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:21:36 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18560 "A graceful life, lived with as few non-renewable resources as possible, and as adapted to changing and shifting conditions as possible is a thing of artfulness and beauty. The extraction of every drop of happiness and comfort from the resources you do leave you at the end with a life well lived - and what better art form is there?" With gratitude and ever deepening Respect, thank you for the AIP class, Sharon..... grace, New Mexico “A graceful life, lived with as few non-renewable resources as possible, and as adapted to changing and shifting conditions as possible is a thing of artfulness and beauty. The extraction of every drop of happiness and comfort from the resources you do leave you at the end with a life well lived - and what better art form is there?”

With gratitude and ever deepening Respect, thank you for the AIP class, Sharon…..

grace, New Mexico

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By: Adrienne http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18559 Adrienne Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:19:39 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/03/26/how-do-you-get-to-carnegie-hall/#comment-18559 Oh I really love that about falling out the lower window. Sometimes I feel like I am SO far behind on what I should know, I might as well give up. Instead I'll try to think of that. Oh I really love that about falling out the lower window. Sometimes I feel like I am SO far behind on what I should know, I might as well give up. Instead I’ll try to think of that.

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