Folk Medicine

  This 1960 edition of Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor’s Guide to Good Health by D. C. Jarvis, M.D., was purchased at the Scranberry Coop in Andover, New Jersey. Any literature pertaining to traditional early American medicine—or essentially plants, herbs and tinctures— captures my attention, and I’m always amazed at the bountiful pharmacy growing in our…

DIY “Rustic” Bike

When I lived in Copenhagen for six months in spring 2010, bikes were everywhere. They were the way of life. I suppose sustainability and efficiency comes naturally to Europeans. I decided to remodel my mountain bike to fit my personality, and bought simple materials like twine, rust-colored spray paint, wood buttons and leather for the…