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Hello! I am Mo Karnage. I am an herbalist, parent, avid reader, author, carpenter, environmentalist, social justice advocate, vegan, and sober person.

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Here you will find my daily haiku, weekly unsolicited advice column “Yall Are Petty”, political essays, herbalist musings and tips, and more. There are also links to my instagram and other social media pages. Most of my content here will be in the form of writing.

I am always happy for opportunities to be published or paid for my writing. I am also interested in opportunities to present at events or conferences on subjects relating to: radical history, anarchism, know your rights, sustainability and old windows, food not bombs, women in construction, herbalism and ptsd, how to write prisoners, grassroots organizing, plant walks, etc. 

My construction business is Karnage Creations LLC and we do restoration of historic windows. Find us online at Richmond Window Repair and get in touch if you need windows repaired or restored.

Another of my enterprises is The Heathen Homestead LLC, our herbal farm in Beaverdam, VA. You can see what products we are selling (all kinds of herbal goodies) and what markets we will be at here: The Heathen Homestead. Contact me for scheduling herbal consultations.

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10/12/17-10/13/17

ethereal specter,

haunted by the past, ghosted

but not forgotten

 

trunk or treat is not

the same, Halloween has grown

too tame.  mischief brews

Rural Haiku

Did you know that in

Rural areas you may 

not get a landline
Rural cell service 

Is unreliable to 

Say the least. It sucks.
Best chance to access

Internet is to drive some

Where in the city
Verizon cell phones

Used to work, but they changed the

Strength. More dropped calls now.
Century Link is 

The biggest joke on rural

Folks. Bad internet. 
Then again I don’t 

Want to always be online

So it’s not so bad.

10/10/17

That which drains the life

From you is the scariest

Vampire of them all

The growing issue of the potential expansion of train tracks for the DC2RVA Rail project being run through Ashland/Hanover is a terrible idea. The proposals have been slowly evolving as there is some public feedback given. The general gist of it is that they want to add a new train track or two through the area, for a commuter train to go between Richmond and Washington D.C.. The new track is suggested to either go through downtown Ashland along the existing rails, which would likely completely change the adorable and historic downtown of Ashland, or to go West around Ashland, which would slice and dice people’s farm land, homes, and section off properties potentially making them inaccessible and devalued.

Unfortunately the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) aspect of human nature has been exploited to divide the people of the affected regions in Hanover County.

 This is best shown by the bizarre nature of the website “Save Downtown Ashland”. This website is terrible. Apparently the Town of Ashland is happy to throw everyone potentially affected by the Western Bypass idea under the bus, or train in this case. If you take a look at the website you will quickly see how one sided the issue is presented, and how little information about the issue is given. If you want to have your voice heard by the folks in the various transportation boards, the website tailors you potential responses to fit their agenda. If you choose the option of writing your own email, it still auto fills your subject line with a pro Western Bypass message. This website is a super example of NIMBY behavior. The problem is, you don’t want to BE a super example of NIMBY behavior. Especially if you are interested in things like building healthy communities, good communication, and mutual respect.

 The greater good of the people in Ashland AND Hanover is not supported by the train plans that have been proposed. 

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Skeletons in the

Graveyard- not as scary as

Closet skeletons 

10/7/17-10/8/17

Have to enter the

Barn of snakes to dig out my

Halloween decorations
My lifestyle comes with

Enough spiderwebs and snake 

skins to scare most kids

10/6/17

Trick or treat smell my

Feet give me something good to 

Eat. It’s tradition.

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