• A Diverse Economy

    I’ve been thinking about economy lately.  Not, The Economy—that great abstract power everyone seems to worry about and no one seems to be able to control.  The economy of my concern has been closer to the word’s roots—oikos-nomos, household management.  I’ve been wondering how to manage the efforts and energies of my household in concert […]

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  • Valuing Our Food with Everyday Eating

    The freezer door opened with a swirl of fog, the rattle of ice disturbed from its static life. Inside there was a popcicle mold, a bag of frozen blueberries, several varieties of meat, and, I hoped, the answer to my question—what to cook? We had dinner guests coming and no time for grocery stores. I […]

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