Archive for December 2009

Bon Bini 2010

December 31, 2009

As we welcome the new decade I hope for sustainability for the Earth and happiness for its people.

Bon Bini: “Welcome” in Papiamento, the language of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.

I’m a “Member-Owner”

December 15, 2009

I just joined Mississippi Market, a natural foods co-op. The one-time stock investment of $90 seemed steep, but I will recoup it in less than 18 months with member discounts. I’m already a member of a CSA (Foxtail Farm), which delivers fresh vegetables from June to October, but I wanted a good source for organic produce the rest of the year, as well as a source for sustainably-raised meat.

The co-op’s current newsletter expresses the values that help create good food:

  • We need to care about how our food is grown.
  • We need to be willing to pay the true cost of food.
  • We need to understand and respect the connection between our food and the health of our families and our planet.

Perfect Weather

December 8, 2009

If you live in Minnesota and wait for the perfect weather to get some exercise outdoors, you’ll spend a lot of time indoors.

On that note, I’m going to take my dog for a walk in the blustery snow now, and we’re going to enjoy it!