• Mycophiles or others - What do you enjoy most, cultivating, forays or the eating of them?

    What are you favorite ornamental, gourmet and entheogenic? I like Stinkhorns, Oysters and Laughing Gyms @ Theophan - This one is great, almost as much fun as Burning Man although both have gotten a little commercial. I like the week leading up to the events best, kinda like the week before Marti Gras. RScott http://www.tellurideinstitute.org/page_6...
    What are you favorite ornamental, gourmet and entheogenic? I like Stinkhorns, Oysters and Laughing Gyms @ Theophan - This one is great, almost as much fun as Burning Man although both have gotten a little commercial. I like the week leading up to the events best, kinda like the week before Marti Gras. RScott http://www.tellurideinstitute.org/page_6...
    3 answers · Garden & Landscape · 8 years ago
  • Gardeners or others - What's the most unusual thing you have growing on your property?

    I have a patch of nettles in an out of the way spot for spring greens. I a small clump of Poison Ivy in my front garden for educational purposes (you'd be surprised how many people can't recognize it) I've also transplanted the mycelium of many of the deadly mushrooms species in my area for the same purpose. @ meanolma - Aint they just... show more
    I have a patch of nettles in an out of the way spot for spring greens. I a small clump of Poison Ivy in my front garden for educational purposes (you'd be surprised how many people can't recognize it) I've also transplanted the mycelium of many of the deadly mushrooms species in my area for the same purpose. @ meanolma - Aint they just the cutest little things. They're common but so few people bend down to look at what they've been stompin on. @ Linda S - You sound like my kind of gardener and you're a mycophile as well Nettles are excellent. For some reason they help my body's metabolism with the winter-spring transition and my body craves them like I'm pregnant. I store my row covers on them and it gives them a jump on spring. @ Cowboy's Sweetheart - Did you know Tremella mesentericaaka, aka Witch's Butter is is a secondary parasite that feeds on another primary fungus which is damaging your trees - it's a good guy. It's also edible albeit quite bland, I put it in soups and salads for color and texture.
    19 answers · Garden & Landscape · 8 years ago
  • Is it OK to run an illegal library from my locker at school?

    Let me explain. I go to a private school that is rather strict. Recently, the principal and school teacher council released a (very long) list of books we're not allowed to read. I was absolutely appalled, because a large number of the books were classics and others that are my favorites. One of my personal favorites, The Catcher in the Rye,... show more
    Let me explain. I go to a private school that is rather strict. Recently, the principal and school teacher council released a (very long) list of books we're not allowed to read. I was absolutely appalled, because a large number of the books were classics and others that are my favorites. One of my personal favorites, The Catcher in the Rye, was on the list, so I decided to bring it to school to see if I would really get in trouble. Well... I did but not too much. Then (surprise!) a boy in my English class asked if he could borrow the book, because he heard it was very good AND it was banned! This happened a lot and my locker got to overflowing with the banned books, so I decided to put the unoccupied locker next to me to a good use. I now have 62 books in that locker, about half of what was on the list. I took care only to bring the books with literary quality. Some of these books are: >The Perks of Being a Wallflower >His Dark Materials trilogy >Sabriel >The Canterbury Tales >Candide >The Divine Comedy >Paradise Lost >The Godfather >Mort >Interview with the Vampire >The Hunger Games >The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy >A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court >Animal Farm >The Witches >Shade's Children >The Evolution of Man > the Holy Qu'ran ... and lots more. Anyway, I now operate a little mini-library that no one has access to but myself. Practically a real library, because I keep an inventory log and give people due dates and everything. I would be in so much trouble if I got caught, but I think it's the right thing to do because before I started, almost no kid at school but myself took an active interest in reading! Now not only are all the kids reading the banned books, but go out of their way to read anything they can get their hands on. So I'm doing a good thing, right? Oh, and since you're probably wondering "Why can't you just go to a local library and check out the books?" most of the kids are too chicken or their parents won't let them but the books. I think that people should have open minds. Most of the books were banned because they contained information that opposed Catholisism. I limit my 'library' to only the sophmores, juniors and seniors just in case so you can't say I'm exposing young people to materiel they're not mature enough for. But is what I'm doing wrong because parents and teachers don't know about it and might not like it, or is it a good thing because I am starting appreciation of the classics and truly good novels (Not just fad novels like Twilight) in my generation? More books I have: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest The Picture of Dorian Gray Slaughterhouse-5 Lord of the Flies Bridge to Terabithia Catch-22 East of Eden The Brothers Grimm Unabridged Fairytales. ...the list goes on. Twilight is banned also, but I don't want that polluting my library. As for getting the press involved, reporters are not allowed on campus. Besides, my parents would be so mad if they found out I was doing this.
    105 answers · Books & Authors · 10 years ago
  • What will life be like in 20 years?

    Will we be living underground? Will we travel via high-pressure tubes? Will things be pretty much the same? Please include links to back up your theories.
    Will we be living underground? Will we travel via high-pressure tubes? Will things be pretty much the same? Please include links to back up your theories.
    43 answers · Philosophy · 1 decade ago