Hands down, this is the best 4th of July post I’ve read.
I pride myself on my capacity for informed choice about all manner of things: food, writing, garden design, paint colors, politics, religion. This is also known as Snobbery. Since my early twenties, when part of a summer internship was harvesting fish (read: clubbing them to death in a shallow pond), I have bought into the worldview that All Meat is All Bad, All the Time. So it’s a fine how-do-you-do that for this Father’s Day slash Fourth of July, my family has celebrated by purchasing a grill. To grill meat on.
Our family’s vegetarianism was shaped by a variety of factors: general health, animal welfare, economics (personal and global). Our change of heart was shaped by changes in the meat available (local), the quality of it (high), and economics (personal) that allowed us the privilege of buying that local meat from local farmers. Plus, y’know, it tastes good.
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Hi Janet! Loved your message. I’m sorry to have taken so long to respond but the last month has been rather difficult. So far I’ve been to see 5 different doctors (dentists) and I have one more to see next week. Hopefully we will know the exact condition of my dental troubles and know what to do. From what I have been told, things do not look at all good. Treatment could involve a lot of pain and money, but I’m hanging in there. Not sure about any alternatives.
I hope you and Cliff have enjoyed your summer. I so miss both of you and everyone else at church. I don’t want to go back to a Catholic church, so I’m still looking for an alternative.
Love to both of you, Sheila Sheila
Original message —- >Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2015 18:08:56 +0000 >From: Janet Sunderland >Subject: [New post] Happy Birthday, us. >To: firstname.lastname@example.org > >Janet Sunderland posted: “Hands down, this is the best 4th >of July post I’ve read. ” > >
Sheila, hope the dental things are working themselves out for you.
What a powerful post! Thank you for introducing us to the Art of Practice!
You’re welcome, Lia. Practice is mostly what I do in one way or another. Seems like it takes me through a lot of crashes.
Agreed! Thanks for reblogging this, Janet, I probably wouldn’t have come across it otherwise.