Give it Another Century and We’ll See How it Goes

I got push back from readers when I dissed some flavorless suburban condo complexes in the context of urban agriculture. My observation was meant to be simple. We’re on a trajectory of ever larger, more complex, and highly leveraged institutional “solutions” to endemic social and economic problems that don’t actually make things better. Quite the opposite. What … Continue reading Give it Another Century and We’ll See How it Goes

Imitation Purple Flavor

Once, a long, long time ago before any of our grandparents were born there was flavor. Apples had apple flavor. Bananas had banana flavor. Grapes had grape flavor. Things just tasted like what they were. But then there was imitation flavor. The little blue lumps in blueberry muffin mix aren’t blueberries. They’re some other substance that … Continue reading Imitation Purple Flavor