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The book, Eat Now; Talk Later

The book, Eat Now; Talk Later

Eat Now; Talk Later: 52  True Tales of Family, Feasting, and the American Dream by James Vescovi is one of the most unique collection of stories I’ve read in some time. Vescovi put together 52 short stories about his grandparents, Tony and Desolina Vescovi. They were born about 1900, grew up in Italian farming communities (that had not changed for hundreds of years),Read more…

July 11 is World Population Day

July 11 is World Population Day

World Population Day “is an annual event, observed on July 11, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people.”  The Population Clock shows the world population increases in real time-the last I looked just a few moments ago it was:Read more…

State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability

State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability

Review by Ken Hanson

In State of the World 2014, the Worldwatch Institute has collected essays from some of the leaders in the discussion of world sustainability. Under the direction of Tom Prugh and Michael Renner, more than 28 experts and scholars tackle the premise that “today’s sustainability crisis is much more a political problem than a technical one.”Read more…

A Book That Needs to Come Back Around: The Parent Test

A Book That Needs to Come Back Around: The Parent Test

A popular pronatalist assumption is that we’ll just “know” how to parent when we have children.  The truth is we see far too many people who are unfit parents. Rather than think we’re all supposed to be naturally good at it, when it comes to how we think about parenthood there have been some smart thinkers from the past we can learn from today.  Take this group of experts and authors of The Parent Test:Read more…