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May 7, 2020

I hope your corner of the world is peaceful, pleasant and healthy today.

I wanted to let you know that the May issue of Livelihood Magazine is ready to read at livelihoodmagazine.org.

This month, we’ve got Desirée L. Lyle’s report on how local women entrepreneurs are pivoting to cope in the age of COVID-19. We’ve got master gardener Lee Reich explaining the lore of the Silver Dollar Bush. Anne Pyburn Craig lets Gaia speak for herself—you could call it Mother Earth’s #metoo moment. And Paul Smart digs into the roots of economics and ethics in “Natural Investment?”.

Paper copies (in our temporary, streamlined newsletter format) are tucked in with every purchase from the Tilda’s Kitchen & Market and available at Adams Fairacre Farms. You can also read all of the articles online or subscribe for monthly delivery.

The May issue is packed with the good news about life around here. A great way to stay in the loop is to subscribe. Forty Currents a year and your Livelihood will be right on time each month; wait till you see the sleek new magazine format we’re rolling out this summer. Click here to subscribe.

The one thing I’m sure about at this time: our community is full of smart people and the key to our next phase of thriving is in reasoning and rising together. The conversation just keeps getting more interesting. We were having it on Radio Kingston, as Livelihood Radio, but the times called for social distancing.

So we’ve launched in a whole new venue: Join us on Facebook Live each Friday at 2pm for Livelihood News on the Hudson Valley Current page. I’ll be interviewing Current members, Livelihood writers, and the people you meet in their stories. We aim to provide useful information and smart warmth. We may even be funny, on purpose or otherwise.

Drop in this Friday and join us. Our guests will be Jamie Dryer and Maribel Torres of Further Fitness in Kingston. I know you, dear Current members, have ideas of your own about moving forward, what it will take, and how we can help each other thrive, so bring your voice to the conversation—we’ve got this. We just need to keep sowing those beautiful seeds of resilience, doing the work that makes love visible.

I’m missing those weekly lunches y’all!