Hot on the heals of my review of Choosing Simplicity I decided to finally review Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver... a book that has been on my shelf for months. :) The book immediately resonates with me because it starts out in Tucson, Arizona as Kingsolver and her family leave their home of 25 years to live permanently in Virginia on their summer farm. I remember well the postcard perfect saguaro cacti and gorgeous desert sunsets. One person's dream is another person's … [Read more...]
Is Vegetarianism the Answer?
I just read an article yesterday that outlines the horrors and travesty of our current animal food product production system in this country. The article claims that vegetarianism is the answer to all of this. I am not at all convinced. I am not a vegetarian. I think this surprises many people because vegetarianism seems to be touted in recent years as the most "natural" way to eat. It surprises them even further to learn that I did in fact used to be a vegetarian (although not a vegan) but … [Read more...]