Monday, July 24, 2017

Oh, hello, old friend. I know it's been a year. A year since those sauerkraut cakes gave me slight indigestion at a rehearsal with the group that would come to upend my entire life. Vancouver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Asheville, Minneapolis. Has it only been a year?

In Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy, a post-apocalyptic cult called the Gardeners uses primitive survival skills in order to weather climate change and epidemic disease intended to cleanse the earth of humankind. They describe depression as being in a "fallow state." Like fields left unsown, people turn inward in order to return more abundantly than ever before.

That's what's happening with this blog. I'm listening, learning, and cooking, and I hope to eventually come back with a project that engages in conversations about food justice and culture with greater depth and integrity.