...and many thanks to the Beehive Collective up in Maine for creating this and many other wonderful images. They've taken on a lot of important issues over the years--their latest is mountaintop removal in Appalachia. Stay tuned.
I've started another blog, a chapter-by-chapter, week-by-week serial about the changes I made in my life and what went before. I'm calling it "Straying Home", and when it's all online I'm going to publish it as a book. If you want to watch it in progress you can go to www.strayinghome.wordpress.com
IN CASE OF A POLICE RAID
• Do not invite the police in; step outside and close the door if the police want to hold a conversation. If there are other people in the house make them aware that the police are here. If the police say they have a warrant ask to see it but do not at that point resist the search. After saying “I do not consent to this search,” stand aside and maintain your right to remain silent. Do not answer any questions.
• One of the household residents can tell you where the house video camera is. It will have a blank tape in it. In case of a police search please tape or ask someone else to tape as much as you can.
• If you are being arrested or detained do not resist, but calmly ask on what basis you are being held. Don’t volunteer any information or answer any questions except when you are asked to identify yourself. Don’t address other people in the house by name; let them decide how they want to identify themselves.
The best seat in our house is definitely The Invisible Chair. Mark invented it a couple of years ago and we've got the prototype in the living room. Most days it's just a chair--we sit on it to use the house computer, we pull it out on the porch when we need an extra place to sit, visiting children have crayoned on it--but on evenings when people sit around playing music, it reveals its other side.....
"Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrow, but we can choose to live in joy."
Joseph Campbell 1904-1987
All six hens are laying now--brown eggs from the two Barred Rocks and these lovely little blue-green eggs from the Americaunas.
Liz Seymour · Life in a five-adult, one-child, five-chicken, one-dog, two-cat, innumerable-bicycle anarchist collective house.