Mni Wiconi. Water is Life.

Reflection on a mid-September 2016 visit to Standing Rock where the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Sioux are in non violent resistance to the building of a crude oil pipeline under the Missouri River, their main water sources, and across land where their...

Your Money or Your Life Turns 25!

Do you have enough money? Will you ever? Are you making a living or making a dying? These questions posed in the first edition of Your Money or Your Life are just as fresh and in your face as ever. Does it need a face lift, though, to stay...

The Local Food Challenge wind up

Halloween, 2014 Our first 10-Day Local Food Challenge comes to an official end today – though any day is a good day for a personal local food challenge. Everyone’s experience this month counts. Those who did it. Those who started and...

For the love of food

How can you not love food when in Italy, especially when you are at Terra Madre? But something different is happening to me. Something less utilitarian. I’m “feeling” the flavors, because I am among people with reverence for...

Terra Madre: Opening Ceremony

Terra Madre is the biannual Slow Food Conference to build and connect the movements for good, clean and fair food … and I’m here for the first time. I consider it a pilgrimage of sorts, paying homage to the millions of people around...

What’s in your 100-mile eating circle?

Ready Set Eat! Coming soon a game we can play together: the 10-Day/100 mile Local Food Challenge. I’ll post the game plan, mini-manual and helpful tools by the end of August. Any 10-days in September through November you can join in. For...