In the land where cereal takes too much effort…

  If this sounds to you like the opening to an ironic dystopian comedy, I’m with you! Apparently, the act of procuring milk, cereal, a bowl, and spoon is so strenuous we’ve succumbed to a culture of convenience I never thought I’d see. Of course we’re all likely familiar with the morning scene of running…

F*$% your “I could never…”

Not everything in life is easy, and in fact, it’s not meant to be. Being able to appreciate experiences both good and bad as positive in the path of growth is key. For years I also lived a life of complacency and comfort in the realm of “I could never…”. Now I’m a firm believer…

2018: The year of replacing impulse with Endurance

New Year  Day, New You “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” -Angela Duckworth Every day we wake up with the opportunity to make life-changing decisions, within our lives and those of others. Setting resolutions or yearly goals is a  common theme this time of year, giving order and a form of comfort to the unknown…

5 (Simple) ways to start eating more mindfully

In our culture today convenience has become the ultimate driving factor in a world of instant gratification. Thanks to technology, access to anything seems to be at our fingertips. There are apps for delivery, yoga, meditation, and even things like Apple Pay (because one can’t be bothered to swipe their actual card from their wallet)….

9/11: A brief reflection of 16 years gone.

I had been awake a few hours already this morning before the realization hit that 16  years ago our world and nation changed forever. I recall sitting in an art class at 8:05am with no TV listening to the earliest reports via NPR, certainly unable to yet recognize the magnitude of this tragic event. As…

Restore the Correspondence Between Agriculture and Gastronomy

Gastronomy: the art or science of good eating Agriculture: the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock We are currently in the midst of a national transformation concerning food, health and agriculture. Research topics span from the gut science of the microbiome and food’s influence on health to genetic modifications…

Sonny Perdue: New U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (Another Clown in the Cabinet?)

(Commentary; Sourced and Quoted) The former Georgia Governor has officially been confirmed to the position by the Senate on Monday, filling the vacancy left by former Ag Sec. Tom Vilsack. Perdue according to the Washington Post has garnered support from Farm Bureau and the National Restaurant Association. With large budget cuts for the department proposed by…

Sustainable Cyclist v2.0: Renewed Focus

After an extensive hiatus from publishing any writing, I feel it’s time to end that break.  Last year was full of great growth and experience including some highlights of attending the Food Tank Summit, launching Marrow Market, and travel abroad. Now these may seem like at first read some strange, and quite unrelated events on…

Cover Crops and Cattle In Holistic Harmony Pt. 2

I had the absolute pleasure of connecting with Nate Belcher a little over a year ago and Del Ficke shortly after at a Healthy Farms conference. I now have the honor to work with and learn from them as well as help promote the incredible efforts and fruits of their labor. When you sit down…

Cover Crops and Cattle In Holistic Harmony Pt. 1

I had the absolute pleasure of connecting with Nate Belcher a little over a year ago and Del Ficke shortly after at a Healthy Farms conference. I now have the honor to work with and learn from them as well as help promote the incredible efforts and fruits of their labor. When you sit down…

Vilsack for Veep? A Good ear for Global and Local Ag Diversity?

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has become a member of the shortlist of viable candidates to join the Democratic Presidential ticket alongside Hilary Clinton. According to his USDA profile, he’s currently serving as the 30th Secretary of Agriculture. Prior to his appointment, Vilsack served two terms as the Governor of Iowa, in the Iowa State Senate and…