The End of Dandelion Salad, by Lo

Josiah Says Defeat Capitalism

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

by Lo
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.

Micah in the Cucumber Garden Bed

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

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38 thoughts on “The End of Dandelion Salad, by Lo

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Dear Lo,
    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.

  7. Dear Lo,
    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!
    Donna Yazbek

  8. 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.


      • 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, 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.

  9. Dandelion Salad is the number one reason I have Facebook, will miss you. Thank you for all your posts over the years.

  10. 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,
    Dariel Garner

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