Attention/exhaustion

This summer I’ve been re-reading Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, and…

4 months ago

Fast forward

Two weeks ago, the first week of the COVID-19 ramp-down of so many of the systems that keep our modern…

8 months ago

Taking stock

How are you celebrating the new year and new decade? At our food co-op we really know how to have…

11 months ago

Everyone’s market?

I just finished grading the final papers from a big introductory class on food systems, in which I’ve been trying…

11 months ago

Walking the democracy talk

Even here in the bluest of states, there were splotches of red in the 2016 election, and our store is…

1 year ago

How to (not) talk about price

Back when I was just starting to volunteer at my local co-op, I made a short video showcasing locally-sourced products…

1 year ago

Selling convenience, not food

At our food co-op, we’re trying to do something that sounds rational but is actually pretty crazy: keep a small…

1 year ago

Accidentally I’m a grocer

When I finished up my academic year on the eastern side of Massachusetts this spring and settled in to work…

1 year ago

Living history and reenactment

My interest in commemorative behavior really started with my deep puzzlement about military reenactors, specifically those who depicted the American…

3 years ago