The Clueless Eater

Golden Summer

July 25, 2015

Tags: Sustainability, Bainbridge, The Big One, summer, local food

Blackberries grow wild near our home.
Golden Summer

As we feast on Copper River salmon, roasted vegetables and fresh greens from our community garden, followed by rhubarb and ice cream, I say, "We will remember this after the 9.2 earthquake takes out everything west of the Cascades. All the old people who survive will be shipped to the Midwest, where they (more…)

There Is No Free Meatball

March 3, 2013

Tags: Sustainability, beef, IKEA, furniture, local, food, organic, the clueless eater, high cholesterol

Meatballs and furniture? What were you thinking? It’s true, there is no evidence that horsemeat got into the meatballs in the United States, but only because there is a system in place. Queasy factor aside, horses are given high amounts of drugs that are not good for people. Most cattle are, too, unless (more…)

The Gift

December 15, 2011

Tags: Systems, The Gift, Bainbridge Island, Sustainability, Culture

Neglected apple tree.
For the last several weeks, I have been thinking about systems. I realized that the stories I am trying to tell – of farmers, of the land, of what we need to survive and how we would go about securing it – do not fit into a tidy arc of story that will lie down nicely between the covers of a book. (more…)