I am wholly part of the problem

I listened to this essay on the way home from Knoxville. Time and time again, I am confronted by my own ignorance and arrogance, and how I believe, feel, think and live in a world being destroyed by my own participation in the current economy. Listen to Chapter 2: The ecological crisis as a crisisContinue reading “I am wholly part of the problem”

The foolish man built his house on the sand

It’s kind of hilarious and incredibly sad to think that if we lost our phone or the ability to access the internet that we would lose our so called “community.” In addition, to the fragile tie that binds us to our “friends”, I ask you to think about why neither Facebook nor any other socialContinue reading “The foolish man built his house on the sand”

The Fall of Language and Words

“What is the good of words if they aren’t important enough to quarrel over? Why do we choose one word more than another if there isn’t any difference between them? If you called a woman a chimpanzee instead of an angel, wouldn’t there be a quarrel about a word? If you’re not going to argueContinue reading “The Fall of Language and Words”

Fed A Lie

Health is not an option or a lifestyle. Health is who we are and how we are designed to be and live as human beings. More than ever, we must either learn or remember that to recover our health requires us not just think differently, but to be completely different and to live completely differentContinue reading “Fed A Lie”

Standing and Kneeling for Love

I find it interesting that what the Bible absolutely, and without a doubt, clearly teaches are often times the very things we REFUSE to do… which is love your neighbor, love your enemy, forgive the unforgivable, do not judge, do not fear, do not create divisions, and do not fight or wage wars (just toContinue reading “Standing and Kneeling for Love”

Weeding

As I have watered my pile of dirt, I have thought about this strange substance that serves as a womb to seeds. Am I really to believe that in this dark and warm matter lives the power to give life to lifeless looking things? To my eye, dirt looks so basic and simple. Still, IContinue reading “Weeding”

A Dirt Story

As you can see, this is a pile of dirt. Jason and I have made several of these large piles in which we are attempting the three sisters method of growing. However in this particular dirt pile, I have planted the teeny-tinniest flower seeds that I water daily hoping that I am not just wateringContinue reading “A Dirt Story”

Eating an Agricultural Act

Except from The Pleasures of Eating, Wendell Berry “The consumer, that is to say, must be kept from discovering that, in the food industry – as in any other industry – the overriding concerns are not quality and health, but volume and price. For decades now the entire industrial food economy, from the large farmsContinue reading “Eating an Agricultural Act”

Gardening

This year is my first year to plant a garden. Honestly, I am embarrassed to admit that as a child I swore I would never plant a garden and even as an adult-I refused. Undoubtedly and undeniably, I have been both ignorant and arrogant for far too long about my consumer mentality and the entitlementContinue reading “Gardening”

Health is not a result

“The definition of terms is the beginning of wisdom.” Socrates Health is not a result. Health does not begin with food or exercise. We have been tinkering with what we eat, how we eat, when we eat, why we eat and how much we eat for decades. What are the results? 88% of Americans sufferContinue reading “Health is not a result”