Literature as Witness

Witnessing doesn’t always mean expressing words out loud. Or even in written form. You act as a witness, every day, in one way or another, merely by living. Witnessing can be as simple as waking before the sun rises, shuffling to the kitchen, waiting while the coffee gurgles through the filter, peeling a bruised banana, … More Literature as Witness

Hippie Cookbooks, Alice’s Restaurant, and Whole Wheat: How We Got Organic

One day, Alice Brock saw a tour bus coming up the drive to her restaurant and she suddenly remembered she was supposed to feed 40 people a full lunch. She didn’t have any soup made … When the war in Vietnam ended in 1975, so did The Age of Aquarius, fading away like smoke on … More Hippie Cookbooks, Alice’s Restaurant, and Whole Wheat: How We Got Organic