Freedom’s a-Callin Me (2012) by Ntozake Shange (illustrated by Rod Brown) is an imagining of the lives and stories of men and women who participated in the Underground Railroad. Each page contains a different poem, which chronicles one potential portion of a slave’s journey northward. Shange and Brown don’t pull punches in this children’s book […]Read more "Freedom’s a-Callin Me by Ntozake Shange"
In the past few days, there has been a lot of talk about the Stanford study on organics, and specifically the nutritional content of organic foods. In fact, if you just Google, “Stanford Study Organics” you can read articles from a variety of sources that claim mainstream media has been duped by the study because […]Read more "Are Organics Better? – The Stanford Study, and a Softer Focus View of the Debate"
You’ve probably heard about the hazards of smoking. For people in my generation — twenty- and young thirty-somethings, seeing someone smoke (tobacco) is pretty rare — at least in the last two regions of the country I’ve lived in. However, I grew up in the south, in North Carolina, which specializes in tobacco production. I […]Read more "Farm Workers & Tobacco Hazards"
Again, I begin this with a disclosure. What you’re about to read isn’t as heavily based on research in the traditional sense (meaning, the oracle of Google and a few handy books or interviews), and instead will focus more on my personal (limited) experience with a food distribution corporation based out of the Midwest, and […]Read more "Waste Less – Feed More, Part 3"