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IS CONFUSION THE DEFAULT SETTING of the 21st century American mind?

As a 70-year old Midwestern secular Jew, born feminist, there have been surprising moments in my intellectual and political life where my “progressive, left” perspective has come face-to-face with the “conservative, right” viewpoint, as if we were standing in the same place. This has made me wonder if the human political spectrum is actually a circle, […]

EVANSTON, IL Pop-up Newsletter: Money, Banking, Food, Farms, Democracy

For this newsletter, I only have one Evanston news item to share (Wild Onion Market). But there’s a lot of important national news with (a) local connections, (b) local impact, and (c) local actionability — with lots of interconnections among the areas of Money, Banking, Food, Farms, and Democracy. Two items have action deadlines. I hope […]

FOOD POLITICS CORNER: Monthly newsletter items for flexing our “local foods” power

Recently, I began writing a Food Politics Corner for a local newsletter. The Wild Onion Market is a food co-op being developed in Chicago. As a new member (but long-time food & farm activist), I was invited to share short & sweet news items on a monthly basis. Together with WOM’s communications team, we developed […]

EVANSTON, IL: “Local Foods” in Climate Plans

To:Evanston voters, media, officials, political groups, businesses, activistsResidents in my neighborhood (Nichols Neighbors)Some non-Evanston voters with Evanston connections & interests Read in your browser? EVANSTON, IL:  “Local Foods” in Climate PlansUnsubscribe?  Just let me know.Share?  Please do. Hi, all —Four items in this newsletter.#1-3 are time-sensitiveHere’s a snapshot. Full details with links are below. SNAPSHOT 1. SPECIAL […]

THE MONEY QUESTION: When “friends, family, colleagues” pile on — AKA dignity is another word for justice

Last week, I put out an informal call for some short-term financial help to “extended family, friends, colleagues” across the country. I received an “interesting” response from someone in her 60s—in other words, a peer. Basically, it was a “blame the victim” response.  It made me realize that not everyone has spent ten years studying […]