Is your child trying to tell you something?

Children today are experiencing exponentially higher amounts of stress than ever before. Physical stress: It’s no longer enough for a kid to play one sport; he/she must play at least one sport each season and play in multiple leagues. Chemical stress: Our lives have become so busy there’s no longer any time to cook real food. Opting for the drive-thru … Read More

“Folks, This Ain’t Normal”

No, that’s not the southern boy in me coming through. It’s a line from one of my favorite authors; the so-called “high priest of the pasture,” sustainable farming visionary, Joel Salatin. His works highlight among other things the feeling you get when you take a step back and look at the way we view food in this country. I often … Read More

50 Shades of Shady

I rescued my dog and best friend (other than my wonderful fiancé), Shady 7 years ago. In that time-frame you could say I’ve gotten to know his shades. Sometimes it’s a look in his eye, or the way he holds his head that lets me know something is off and he needs some more love or play time. Even though … Read More

The Earth is Flat

There is no way the Patriots can come back from a 28-3 deficit to win the Super Bowl. There is no way the colonies can survive a rebellion against the British Empire and gain independence. There is no way human beings can learn to take flight. There is nothing more we can do for your child. We’ve tried all we … Read More

Live Free or Die

If I had to pick the top 3 things I love about the state Dr. Randi Jo and I now call home, our state motto would be one of them. For people who know Dr. Randi Jo and me, it’s overwhelmingly apparent that we don’t fit into the “mold,” whatever that is. We like to do things differently in our … Read More