God’s Climate Plan

One of the many, many, many emails I get over various environmental policy listservs at work caught my attention today.  I opened it with a great deal of prejudice and skepticism and was blown away by it's contents. The gist of the forwarded blog post from the...

In 2009

I will cut myself some slack. obligatory cute kid shot Originally uploaded by Studiojmm. I'm not meeting my own expectations and I suspect that it's the expectations that are the problem. At home, I expect myself to be as organized and crafty as the most...

Jen’s Monday News, Blog & Book Roundup

Ever been really angry about animal agriculture and antibiotics? No? You haven’t read enough about it then.  The poor critters raised in concentrated animal feeding operations are routinely fed antibiotics to promote growth (yup, read that right) and to ward of...

Confusing Comfort with Happiness

My post on Sister Madonna Buder was triggered by Pamela’s comment on Dean Karnazes quest to run 50 marathons in 50 days.  As a regular reader of Runner’s World, I was familiar with Dean and the small, but growing, population of ultra-endurance athletes. ...

Heros: Sister Madonna Buder

One Saturday afternoon in October 2001, I turned on the TV and stumbled upon coverage of the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Competitors swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and, then, run 26.2 miles.    Many competitors had dramatic personal stories as but I was...