Random Thoughts
December 16, 2013 • in Family

Ode to Betty

I knew it was going to happen one day. But it was a day I was dreading. And that day has come. People often ask me how I do it all. After reeling internally from the fact that I don’t …

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December 13, 2013 • in Random Thoughts

The Spirit of Christmas

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Sometimes I think that I’m actually two people. One of me is relentlessly pragmatic, reasonable, and logical. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, except when it gets in the way of the …

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December 11, 2013 • in Organic Food

What I Learned in One Lunch
at Zuni Café

Photo: (cc) Spot Us/Flickr I just learned that Judy Rodgers passed away. I never met her. I never even made a recipe from her Zuni Café cookbook, which I’ve had on my shelf for years. But I do remember one …

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December 10, 2013 • in Environment

Why Farm to School Will Save
Our Food System

by Chelsey Simpson, communications associate for the National Farm to School Network For those of us interested in food system reform, there are now (thankfully!) hundreds of worthy organizations and causes competing for our time and resources. Should you volunteer …

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December 09, 2013 • in Exploring

A Walk in the Woods

Sometimes there’s only one thing that works to bring sanity back into my life, energy back into my soul, and balance back into my body—and that is a walk in the woods. It doesn’t have to be a perfect day …

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November 28, 2013 • in Random Thoughts

Happy Thanksgiving! From Me and
My Fairytale Pumpkin

It was spring, the May plant sale at the Rodale Institute, when I came across a pumpkin called the Fairytale Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata). Of course I had to buy it immediately. I planted it in a bed near my driveway …

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November 22, 2013 • in Random Thoughts

The 10-Million-Dollar Bra

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger In case you need to know exactly what the market will bear when it comes to lingerie, the answer is $2.5 million. You read that correctly. Last year, Victoria’s Secret unveiled a …

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