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Thomas Jefferson farmed, even as President of the United States

on February 9, 2018 in Leadership, Nature

People tell me how their lives are too busy to act on their environmental values. “I wish I could pollute less,” they say, “but I don’t have time.” I happened on a passage in a book on Thomas Jefferson, who actively farmed while President of the United States. You may say, “But the nation was smaller then.” First, you don’t have to farm to live by your values. You have[…] Keep reading →

Another delicious reason to do Community Supported Agriculture / Farm Shares

on October 10, 2017 in Nature

I realized another delicious reason to join a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which means a deal where you pay a farm a flat annual fee in return for a delivery each week of that week’s produce. I’ve written about the structure before and my CSA’s farm, Stoneledge Farm. Visiting it is one of my summers’ highlights. The benefit The farm succeeds when more people want to subscribe.[…] Keep reading →

Farm fresh vegetables

on June 17, 2016 in Fitness, Nature, Visualization

I meant to post about the vegetables I got each week from my farm share deal (called Community Supported Agriculture or CSA). The farm drops off its vegetables to a place a few blocks away and everyone picks up their share within a three-hour time slot. The summer/fall one I do delivers food twenty-four weeks. The winter/spring one delivers less often. This year’s started last week, so the fresh vegetables[…] Keep reading →

The farm where most of my food this summer came from

on September 14, 2015 in Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Nature

Almost anyone who talked to me over the summer heard about how much I love the vegetables I’ve been getting through what they call Community Supported Agriculture. You pay a farm at the beginning of the season, then when the plants start growing, each week they deliver what’s ready that week. I go to a drop-off location a few blocks from my home and pick up my share. Once a[…] Keep reading →

Affluence Without Abundance, Part 2: Hunting

on January 19, 2018 in Awareness, Nature, Stories

When I last ate meat in 1990, maybe 1989, I tried to persuade others to stop too. I just ended up in arguments. Since then, I’ve come to appreciate more views on the practice. I don’t see it as right, wrong, good, or bad. In fact, I get annoyed by people who try to impose their values on eating meat on others even if I share those values. (I see[…] Keep reading →

Affluence Without Abundance, Part 1: Economics, health, and happiness

on January 15, 2018 in Models, Nature, Relationships

In this country, mentioning any deviation from capitalism flips people’s thoughts to communism and socialism. This black-and-white thinking explains why Reagan and Thatcher opposed Nelson Mandela fighting Apartheid, instead supporting a blatantly racist regime. In fact, they supported a party infused by supporters of Nazis. We throw the term Nazi around today to mean figuratively, but I mean literally. The creators of Apartheid included people who actively and violently supported[…] Keep reading →

A path to happiness

on September 25, 2017 in Awareness, Nature, Tips

Get some fresh fruits, vegetable, and other ingredients. Make a delicious meal. Invite some friends over to enjoy it with you. Try to be unhappy then. It’s hard. If you prepare well, impossible. Creating that environment makes you happy. You might say, it’s only for the moment, or not true happiness. I suggest instead of evaluating it, figuring out how to extend it to the rest of your life. That’s[…] Keep reading →