The OG Wild Food Guy

The OG forager was Euell Gibbons, a wild food advocate from the middle of the last century. I just finished re-reading a book of essays put out by The New Yorker magazine editors few years ago called Secret Ingredients, a collection of food and drink writing since the magazine’s inception over 80 years ago. One that just blew Continue reading

Greetings for the New Year

Greetings for the New Year The wheel has turned again, and here we are at the starting point of a New Year. Greetings and Blessings for the New Year!  What a great time to focus on how best we all want to live our lives: spending more time with those we love, creating meaningful work, Continue reading

A reminder about 66 million plastic water bottles….

A reminder about 66 million plastic water bottles…. Every now and then, it’s important to re-aquaint ourselves with some basic eco facts.   The conventional wisdom is that the general public needs to constantly have relatable facts put in front of them to help them begin to shift their behavior toward a more sustainable model.   The mantra of “it’s the small Continue reading

Winter in Los Angeles

Winter in Los Angeles We are now deeply into winter, aren’t we? For those of us here in Southern California, it means we’re able to drive an hour in one direction up to the nearby mountains and go skiing, sledding, and snowball fighting. It also means we can drive an hour in the other direction Continue reading