Editor, Dandelion Salad
May 7, 2023
Dandelion Salad is coming to an end. A big thanks to all the readers and writers over the almost 16 years of publishing on Dandelion Salad.
This is the 23,277th blog post and all posts will be archived here forever. I may even post on holidays and other times now and again.
Been busy this past week registering neighbors for membership in our local neighborhood association.
Currently reading Book One of the trilogy, The Real Paul Makinen? by David R. Yale.
Finished planting my small garden with heirloom tomatoes, banana peppers, two varieties of cucumber, sage, many flowers including marigolds around the tomatoes and peppers, dahlias and snapdragon.
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For so many years, you have educated and informed me, and I’m deeply sorry to see you go. Thanks for all your hard work. I have no doubt you will continue to make the world a better place. Love to you, Lo.
Thank you, dolphin. And thank you for your support and sharing of posts on social media throughout these years! It was teamwork. Much love to you, too.
Thanks Lo for turning us on to so many interesting writers, photographers and other artists. I was thrilled every time I saw one of my photographs on a post.
Glad to hear that you may still post from time to time as the spirit moves you and that the huge body of work will be archived and available to all. Happy gardening!
And many thanks to you, Stephen, and all the generous Flickr photographers who allowed us bloggers, etc. to use their fine photos!
The photos used for the blog posts are as important as the article and/or video on the blog post. I always enjoyed searching out the best photo to use for each blog post. Many of yours were my favorites and I’d use them over and over. See: https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/?s=Melkisethian&submit=Search Thanks again.
Thank you for your incisive, important and gentle work Lo.
Keep safe and enjoy your garden.
Thanks, Johnny and for all your comments, too.
Dear Lo, this is sad news. DS has long been one of my favorites. I have not submitted articles in the last years simply because I have not written many things and am concentrating on novels. But I liked the feeling that you were there. You sound busy anyway . But if something very good comes along, I will forward for one of those rare occasions you mention. Love, Gaither
Thanks, Gaither, and please do send any future piece as you know I always enjoy your work. Take care.
For many years I’ve enjoyed reading and sharing your articles. I am happy for you and feel a bit sad at the same time. Once upon a time I too said goodbye after 15 years to writing articles. I can feel your dedication to the work you are now ending. Hope to hear from you from time to time and wish you a happy journey on whatever you do.
Thank you, Dennis for your support and sharing/reblogging the posts over the years.
Dandelion Salad has been a wonderful gift to us all. You have my profound appreciation. And thank you for encouraging people to check out Nonviolence News. That is the kind of classic, big-hearted move that we all love about you, Lo. – Rivera
Thank you, Rivera! And so many thanks to you for all your fabulous stories and articles published and/or republished here over the years.
I absolutely love reading the Nonviolence News post every week; so many inspiring articles.
If memory serves me right, this is the second time you’ve packed up DS and put your feet up but this time it seems you’re serious? I can’t say I blame you, it’s a lot of work for absolutely no return (aside from thank yous’ from readers). But I wish you well.
Hi Bill. I never actually “packed up DS” before but I did take a break in the Summer of 2014 and only posted a few times per week then I went to daily postings of usually one post maybe two from the end of Summer, 2014 and continued that for the last 9 years.
Was it that long ago! Wow! Well the best of luck Lo.
Yes and thank you, Bill for your contributions to Dandelion Salad! The last nine years have been much more fulfilling than the first seven years. It was insanity those first several years with multiple postings per day, every day.
Yeah, tell me about it! A dozen posts a day! I’ve been doing since 1983! I’ve only recently taken a real break from The New Dark Age, I’m burned out, plus I have a novel to finish and my health just ain’t what it was.
Much luck to you on your novel!
Forty years of publishing is a very long time, Bill. Take care of yourself.
Enjoy your ‘retirement’
Thanks, Bill. Will do. This morning I spent time taking photos of my neighbors’ flowers and my flowers in the garden.
Thank you for all your work curating this wonderful resource… I haven’t been active on FB much for a while, but your sharing of a diversity of voices was always an excellent reason to visit. Brightest Blessings Lo, you will be missed!
Thank you, Donna. Please feel free to do a search on the blog or look up your favorite writers https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/featured-writers/ to read and/or view those posts. Cheers.
Thanks so much for the writers link, what a fabulous resource! ❤️
Thanks, phoenix. It’s long list of (hopefully) all the writers who have contributed to Dandelion Salad over the years.
Sorry to read you are closing down. I didn’t always agree with everything I read here but agreed with the fact that more than one opinion was allowed to appear on this blog. As a revolutionary-humanist I appreciated the lack of a sectarian attitude to anti-capitalist perspectives was a valuable contribution. It is still much needed.
Thanks, Roy. I didn’t always agree with some of the writers’ opinions either, but did believe that their voice was important to some of my readers.
Awww, don’t go! Dandelion has been an excellent source for opinion articles.
Thanks, Anil. Glad you enjoyed the posts.
I’ll post on holidays and perhaps other times, too, just not on a daily basis.
Yes lo, great appreciation for this it is one of my favorites. … I didn’t catch exact why it’s closing but I can phantom, just too much, time to hang it up??? Although, not unlike “Popular Resistance.org, Margaret (and Kevin) set up a large group, maybe a collective, or even a board. Ever considered continuing ds that way??? James
Thanks, James and for all the sharing you’ve done over the years.
It’s very doubtful that one or more persons would want to work for free. It does take quite a bit of time every day to do daily postings, find a Creative Commons license photo to use, then go on Facebook and spend at least a half hour sharing the links to Groups, etc.
Dandelion Salad is the number one reason I have Facebook, will miss you. Thank you for all your posts over the years.
Thank you, Rose, and for all the sharing of posts you’ve done over the years! Cheers.
Changing the world, one mind at a time. Make the most of your neighborhood association!
Lo, you have been an important part of my journey into radical truth.
I thank you and I salute you.
May the sun always shine brightly on your garden.
With love and respect,
Oh, thank you, Dariel. Hope you’ve been well.
If you’ve learned anything here, it is because of the brilliant writers who shared their work with us.
I was thinking of your tenacity, perseverance and over-whelming compassion and heart.
The writers are good but you make them quite special.
Your ability to link articles together is something I wish I could see more often. Particularly your series on why not to join the military deserves a special place in libraries.
Well, thank you again, Dariel.
And yes, I agree, https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/dont-enlist-but-dont-just-take-my-word-for-it-by-lo/ is one of the most important posts of all. Hopefully it saved a life or more.
Here is the tag for more posts: https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/tag/before-you-enlist/