Dealing Drugs

Not that I’m keen on sharing my personal issues here in the Thornapple Blog, but I’m sitting here in Michigan writing this week’s entry when I had intended to be on my way back home from a mid-semester trip to Japan. I’m not feeling all that poorly, but I have been running the gamut of …

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Campaign for Real Farming

“I know that many will be gnashing their teeth at this point, if they can bear to have read this far; and quite correctly.” So writes Colin Tudge, a biologist and science writer, in his must read Good Food For Everyone Forever towards the end of chapter two, which is quaintly entitled , “Why Should …

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Punk Football for the Working Class

We play therefore we are. That, in essence, is the sentiment that motivated a group of disaffected Red Devils’ fans opposed to Malcolm Glazer’s $1.5 billion takeover in 2003 of Manchester United to quit Old Trafford and form a new club: FC United of Manchester. Punk Football, a terrific and profoundly humanistic new documentary film, …

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