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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 →

081: Jonathan Haidt: The Coddling of the American Mind

on September 4, 2018 in Podcast

I met Jonathan at the World Science Festival and recorded a podcast interview of him that changed my approach to leadership—in principle and in practice. I seek more opposing views. I listen more. I look to learn their intent and the beliefs and values motivating that intent. I challenge myself more. As he colorfully said to me: We are going through an extraordinary time in which social media and other recent changes are[…] Keep reading →

Would you rather?, part 4

on September 1, 2018 in Choosing/Decision-Making

Following up my first post on this topic, and while the options below don’t have to be exclusive, people usually choose as if they are. Do you prefer . . . Eating a lot Or feeling satisfied? Spending time in planes Or going on an adventure? Briefly visiting many Or spending time with some? Fitness Or explaining why you aren’t? Sampling food made for tourists Or learning to prepare what[…] Keep reading →

Obesity, internal conflict, and choice

on August 18, 2018 in Fitness, Nonjudgment, Visualization

Measuring grocery store floor space implies the diet of people living near it, as I wrote in Fat, Manhattan real estate, profit, and where obesity comes from. Since every American food store I’ve seen sells more salt, sugar, and fat-based foods than whole plants, the floor space implies people eat a lot of salt, sugar, and fat. Specifically, they choose to spend their hard-earned money on salty, sugary, and fatty[…] Keep reading →

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