There’s No Resisting the Holy Grail of a Jewish Feast

There’s No Resisting the Holy Grail of a Jewish Feast

This week, my Texan twitter friends spun a thread in a chat proclaiming brisket as a “Texas” thing. Texas can take credit for many things, but honest to goodness, brisket cannot be one of them. Let me tell you; I stood my ground as any true brisket lover should. I...
Hooray for the Fun! Is the Pudding Done?

Hooray for the Fun! Is the Pudding Done?

This week I drove home from New Hampshire in a nasty snow and rain combination. It wasn’t fun, but my current favorite radio station had started playing Christmas songs around the clock that very day. How lucky can a girl be hearing some of her favorite Christmas...
Part 2: Respect and Autonomy in Caregiver Role

Part 2: Respect and Autonomy in Caregiver Role

Yesterday as I wrote about respect and autonomy in the caregiver role, I tried to recall the moments that made this especially important as I took care of my mom. I’m sure they were numerous, but a few particularly stand out. Respect and autonomy aren’t...
Respect and Autonomy in Caregiver Role

Respect and Autonomy in Caregiver Role

It’s a Monday morning in New England. The sun is playing a game of hiding and seek. Well, it’s just hiding. I don’t think it wants us to find it today. I have days like that. They are useful for reflection and writing. Over the last few days, my...
The Hand that Milks the Cow

The Hand that Milks the Cow

I continue to think of how results of Fairtrade practices filter down to farm laborers. Fairtrade considers fairness to farm owners but often leaves out fairness to laborers. This is often reflective of the need for awareness, education and a change in cultural...
Hunger Prevents Hope

Hunger Prevents Hope

Continuing my thoughts on October as Fairtrade month, I have been considering the human rights side of food access. On October 24th, I’ll be attending the Greater Franklin Food Council Meeting at the University of Maine Extension Franklin County Office. Lisa Laflin,...