Monday’s Muse

Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice ~ Leah Penniman (Co-director and Farm Manager of Soul Fire Farm, Grafton, NY), Keynote Speaker for 2020 Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Common Ground Country Fair It’s no surprise that industrial agriculture is a leading driver of climate change, water withdrawals, water pollution,Continue reading “Monday’s Muse”

Monday’s Musing

I Remember California I remember redwood trees, bumper cars and wolverinesThe ocean’s Trident submarinesLemons, limes and tangerinesI remember this I remember traffic jamsMotor boys and girls with tansNearly-was and almost-ransI remember thisHistory is madeHistory is made to seem unfair I recall that you were thereGolden smile and shining hairI recall it wasn’t fairRecollect it wasn’tContinue reading “Monday’s Musing”

Monday’s Muse

Earth, You Have Returned to Me BY ELAINE EQUI Can you imagine waking upevery morning on a different planet,each with its own gravity? Slogging, wobbling,wavering. Atiltand out-of-syncwith all that movesand doesn’t. Through years of trialand mostly errordid I study this unsteady way —  changing pills, adjusting the dosage,never settling. A long time we were separate,O Earth,but nowContinue reading “Monday’s Muse”