Monthly Archives: July 2010

Living the Great Depression Today

Last night on NBC’s Dateline Ann Curry reported on the lives of the poor and jobless in Southeast Ohio, an area where jobs were tied to the coal, clay, and salt mining industries. Life as a miner was hard, but people had a measure of dignity knowing that they could provide a roof over their head and […]

Gardens of Eden

Passing by several farmers markets in Minnesota last week I was happy to see the looks of anticipation on the faces of the shoppers as they imagined the fresh green salads, bowls of summer squash, and desserts made from the season’s first strawberries that would accompany their holiday cookouts. But not so long ago the […]