Winter, 2017 The Art of Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie

Grandpa Banks
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In an age of reality shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Cake Boss and BBQ Pit Masters, with food and drink restaurant profits at $766B in 2016, Americans may be watching the Food Network, but they’re eating out. My family included, despite our grandfather being the first African American to own a restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio. My …

Winter, 2017 Learning and the Bottom Line

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Learning is serious business in this country, especially learning in order to earn or secure employment. Children are taught early the value of education and its relationship to earning a living; a good job puts food on the table and pays the bills. Learning to earn is the key to financial success and security. But …

September, Fall edition, 2017. Return to Divine Stewardship

Bozeman, Montana
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“A Drone Flew Over a Pig Farm,” from Upworthy. “Whole Food’s Free Range Chickens Have Come Home to Roost,” American Council of Science and Health. Please don’t skip over the comments on this one! And just in case you haven’t heard, Amazon bought Whole Food’s and declared that there was no reason why the …

Poetry, Books, Reviews, Videos, Articles

“I want to be anonymous…my ambition is to be completely forgotten.” Bob Kaufman
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 If you are unfamiliar with the term “beatnik,” you are in the spring of life, so to speak. The term refers to a movement of artist, poets, writers and musicians in the early 50’s and the 60’s. They were to those years what hippies were to the 60’s and 70’s, except they believed in the …

Working, Earning and Suffering: It is What It is

Author, Akilah t’Zuberi Editor, Laurie Thompson
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The call for a New Narrative that heals the separation between who we are and how we are living on Earth is sounding louder. The profound suffering that has and continues to characterize our earthly sojourn, among human and nonhuman families and communities alike, can no longer be ignored. The degeneration of the biosphere and …