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Finding Yule by Shopping Local

Finding Yule by Shopping Local

...source, politics, or our Pagan practice. We also try to contribute to our local economy by buying local for our holiday gifts. The princesses are lucky to live in a town with lots of local gift options. And we like to do our part to keep Austin weird. Here are some of my favorites holiday...
The Princesses’ Food Manifesto: Part 2

The Princesses’ Food Manifesto: Part 2

...cott and I have been making the move towards getting more of our food from local sources. The nice thing about going local is, in addition to your food not traversing the hundreds or even thousands of miles (using fossil fuels and delaying the time from farm to table), you can visit the farm where...
Spotlight on Local Charitable Works: Glitter Gives Back

Spotlight on Local Charitable Works: Glitter Gives Back

...nities for other artists to grow.** Recently, Najla partnered with another local belly dance darling, Bahaia, to (re)launch the Aria Dance Foundation, a foundation dedicated to promoting a positive (and accurate) image of belly dance and of belly dancers.*** [Jax and I can relate to that mission statement!] Bahaia has been teaching belly dance, hosting...
Politics: Go Local

Politics: Go Local

...k up whatever other elections are going on your ballot–the small ones, the local ones–and vote in them, too. At least in my area (and I believe in many others), The League of Women Voters sends a questionnaire on important policy to each of the candidates as well as representatives for each ballot initiative, down...
Should You Pay to Learn About Your Faith?

Should You Pay to Learn About Your Faith?

...ine), I recommend you start in two places. Look and see if your area has a local Pagan Newswire Collective Bureau and make contact with post authors. Find your local Unitarian Universalist Congregation and make contact with the ministry. Anyone associated with the PNC or the UU should be well-tuned and well connected in your...
Boy Oh Boycott: Making a Left Decision for the Right Reasons

Boy Oh Boycott: Making a Left Decision for the Right Reasons

...I try to buy local. I try to buy organic and free range. I try to support local business. I try to support local musicians. So it seemed a natural outcome that I stop buying Chick-fil-a because I support gay marriage. But…after my knee jerked — and it jerked high — I pushed it down....
Wildfires in Texas are Close to Home (Literally)

Wildfires in Texas are Close to Home (Literally)

...nstraints). Texas practices controlled burns and works with a multitude of local partners to ensure safety. It appears the wildfires rampaging Texas right now are the result of years of undergrowth, drought conditions and high winds. This is probably true for wildfires everywhere in the U.S. for the last 50 or more years. My heart...
Three Things You Should Use Once and Throw Away

Three Things You Should Use Once and Throw Away

...tal goodness? Make ‘em organic. But if you really want to go green, find a local farm that will sell you a bouquet. That way you’re supporting local farmers, there’s no gas spent on shipping, and the gift comes with an even greater personal touch. Think only princesses like flowers? In my experience, Prince Charmings...
Our Next Party Event...A Beltane Picnic

Our Next Party Event…A Beltane Picnic

...y like to serve food provided by local sources. We’ve decided to scout out local parks that will allow alcohol, music and provide electricity. We’ll start visiting city parks in the next few weeks and let you know what we think. Ideally, we will also be allowed to have a fire, either in a pit…or...
The Princesses' Food Manifesto (Part 1)

The Princesses’ Food Manifesto (Part 1)

...ater sources, obesity in America, children’s health (mental and physical), local economies, or corporate lobbyists with too much control in Washington – if you care about any of these things – you may not realize it, but you already care about food sourcing. Face it. We have two agricultural systems in this country, both claiming...
A Week of Live Music in Austin

A Week of Live Music in Austin

...but then…I chickened out. I was introduced to all of these musicians on a local station when I moved to Austin 12 years ago. When I first moved here, KGSR played a lot of local music. It was pretty cool.§ I think these artists are terrific and I hope you like them, too. Most of...
Buying Art

Buying Art

...Baby by Jude KansonIf I had my way, my house would be full of art done by local painters and collage artists (and pieces I picked up on travels – those make the best souvenirs). When I was fresh out of college I went to a fundraiser for a theater and there was a silent...