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About therapistsamschaperow

Psychotherapist with a specialty in working with Bipolar and multi-diagnosed individuals and their families.

Error-Ridden University of CA

http://ucanr.edu/sites/poisonous_safe_plants/Toxic_Plants_by_Scientific_Name_685/ is poorly done, containing numerous errors. For example, they call deadly nightshade a Solanum species. 2ndly, they call black nightshade being majorly toxic (not only has the myth been disproven by people [e.g., author Sam Thayer's], but if it … Continue reading

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Poke

I’ve skimmed Sam Thayer’s new book. I’m encouraged to try poke. My poke shoots have no purple. Thinking about our plant conversations, I sampled a little and noticed no burning, bitter, or otherwise negative effects in my mouth. Are we … Continue reading

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Planned to be posted long long ago, this one inclusive of this group, but somehow not sent at the time:

Generalizing is a way in which humans navigate the many complexities of the world. We essentially cluster knowledge across a group of what we deem similar, and then apply that knowledge on a broader scale to what else appears similar. … Continue reading

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Eastern Skunk Cabbage

(I just found this in my drafts from long long ago, and never sent. I’m keeping all the people it was meant for to get it, even if I don’t recall why I included each particular person). ~2 years ago … Continue reading

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Dried Reishi chewing tobacco substitute or Even just for chewing for other reasons

Has anyone here done or tried this w/dried Reishi (or whatever tends to be sold as Reishi)? I wonder about this both as a potentially healthful way to ingest Reishi, and as a substitute for chewing unhealthy things like tobacco … Continue reading

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Uh, is this a Tylopilus or some sort?

Most remarkable is the almost neon green color it showed in the bottom of the stipe. It is mycorrhizal with birch. Pics:

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Tan Lepista nuda (blewet)???

I’ve attached pics. They were found in a lawn. I see no trace of lilac coloration, even in the gills, however I think that is quite possible (especially in some areas like here in CT). Odor: I don’t think I … Continue reading

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