Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Currently reading

I won an author signed copy of Fair Food by Oran Hesterman from Real Time Farms recently and I retrieved it from my mailbox over the weekend.

Really "digging" it so far! (Pun TOTALLY intended.) It's the next step to take after you've read Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma. And ties in really well with all the work I've been doing with the West End Farmers Market, focussing on local, seasonal produce, living a healthy lifestyle, appreciating the homemade, handmade and DIY.

According to the Fair Food website:
Dr. Hesterman’s menu for change offers the reader questions to ask at farmers’ markets, tools for starting buy-fresh/buy-local campaigns; advice for forming buyer’s clubs that purchase food directly from farmers and fishermen, and guidance about the legislation to support at the local, state, and federal levels. The time for systemic, practical, and widespread action is at hand, and FAIR FOOD is the ideal resource and guide for readers who want to be a part of the fair food revolution.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Midnight in Paris

Just went to the movies with a friend to see Midnight in Paris. It was wonderful. The scenery, the music, the language... all so Paris. Can't believe it's been almost 9 years since Max and I were there. Keep wishing we would go back, tonight more than ever!

So many writers and artists from the 20s came to life... the Fitzgeralds, Ernest Hemingway, Picasso, Dali, T.S. Eliot - along with the costumes and scenes of that time - it was exciting!

Owen Wilson was funny but still believable. And I love how they point out (again and again) that though people are never happy in the present, the past is no more creative, easy or perfect than the present.

I'm not really a fan of Woody Allen so this is EASILY my favorite of all his movies. Watch it for yourself and let me know what you think.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

War Dance

A movie about a group of school children from Northern Uganda who competed at a National Music and Dance Competition in Kampala. Although I was expecting it to be sad, and it was in parts, it was actually quite joyful - showing how these children from a war zone could be more... that music and dance were an opportunity to be great.

The music and dance was great. I love all the big smiles and the bright teeth!

If you want to watch it, War Dance is available on Amazon. It's free for Amazon Prime members. Only $2.99 to rent.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

One splash page to rule them all

At least, that's what it seems like to me. A place where you can list all the places you're listed. Scan this QR code with your QR Reader to see mine:


p.s. I'm a BzzAgent