Saturday, June 11, 2011

Food for Peace

USAID Food for Peace has helped save the lives of starving people all over the world for 50 years.

"Food is strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom, and food is a helping hand to people around the world whose good will and friendship we want." - John F. Kennedy in a 1960 speech in South Dakota, a few weeks before he was elected president.

This is the sort of organization the entire world should support. I hope it survives the current political trend of anti-intellectual, anti-concern for others, and anti-peace activism that is harming our country.

Fruit for Thought

I want to keep this blog simple. Maybe it will become something that I extend to others. Maybe it will remain just for me.

In part, it will be about simple natural food and the peaceful feelings that come from eating organic whole foods. This will be an encouragement for me to eat well. Maybe one day it will encourage others as well. Sometimes when I post I will pick a natural whole food and talk about it a bit and include enticing pictures.

Grapes are simple and natural. These beautiful red grapes were organic, and it felt good to eat them.

They were pretty too. I took my time and mindfully enjoyed each one. Noticing the variation of color, how they crunched, and how the juices squirted out. Satisfaction on a stem.