HAPPY 31st BIRTHDAY to my Ace, @locdlovinbritty ✨🤸🏻♀️
I’m so incredibly grateful to call you one of my soul mates here on this Earth! My path was meant to include you & every single one of the struggles & triumphs we’ve navigated together. You’ve held me down for well over a decade. Thank you for loving me. I can’t wait to watch you shine this year!
To one of the most inspiring, self-aware & introspective women I’ve ever known: I LOVE YOU! Have a good meeting tonight! #bossbabe
“Imagine if we had a food system that actually produced wholesome food. Imagine if it produced that food in a way that restored the land. Imagine if we could eat every meal knowing these few simple things: What it is we’re eating. Where it came from. How it found its way to our table. And what it really cost. If that was the reality, then every meal would have the potential to be a perfect meal. We would not need to go hunting for our connection to our food and the web of life that produces it. We would no longer need any reminding that we eat by the grace of nature, not industry, and that what we’re eating is never anything more or less than the body of the world. I don’t want to have to forage every meal. Most people don’t want to learn to garden or hunt. But we can change the way we make and get our food so that it becomes food again—something that feeds our bodies and our souls. Imagine it: Every meal would connect us to the joy of living and the wonder of nature. Every meal would be like saying grace.” - Michael Pollan, The Omnivores Dilemma #foodforthought
100% fan-girling at my buddies Aquaponics Farm here on Maui this morning. These guys are really going for it! All of this watercress pictured (most of which not pictured) is being fertilized by the Rainbow Trout they are raising in their system. That’s right: TROUT IN AN AQUAPONICS SYSTEM. No simple task. Anyhow - brother Max here (who’s 25 & left everything he owned to farm here with our friend John who’s 73) not only gave us a super informational little walkabout ...but he also had FRESH SOURDOUGH bread waiting for us in the kitchen that he made with his most prized starter that he has fed everyday for almost 2 years. THIS. This is why I love farmers & people who are close to the Earth. 🙏🏽🤙🏽
Still beaming from last nights performance! We gathered intimately as a group in the living room of my flowy, wildly-talented friend @haar.monika - so that she could share with us a piece she’s been working on that is her first environmental awareness project! Stoked for her!! I can’t get over how visual & emotional the story she is able to tell felt for me. Grateful for ART: for being at a “house show” again! Put me back in Michigan for a hot second, jamming with @benjamin_astro @counterculturearts @floresmichael640 & the rest of the crew. 🤗💓I MUST CULTIVATE SPACE FOR MORE ART: always!
Check out Monika’s full performance next Wednesday, October 24th at the @honolulumuseum School - 6:15pm! ♒️
Feeling a tinge of bittersweet ache today thinking about the precious moments I was able to share with my mamita last week as we celebrated 60 years of her existence. With news of unexpected or abrupt loss coming from so many directions this past month, in all the various forms, I decided to stop, sit, & take an inventory this afternoon. This whole cause for pause isn’t necessarily a new line of thought, but it is something I find difficult to put into practice. All this worrying I do as of late - what do I seem to think I’m missing? I mean, besides the almighty dollar 😝, what are the doors or windows I’ve been leaving cracked open, & where exactly is the scarcity sliding in? My life IS full. My cup: OVERFLOWETH. When I examine my surroundings, the work I get to do, the humans I know & love - when I check whatever story I’ve been fueling, float above it, & gain an insight (however short-lived) into how temporary this whole show really is... it’s all right there. People, opportunities, attachments, assets, experiences - all floating in, around, & out of my little sphere like a conveyor belt of moments & moving parts. Except this ain’t General Motors. We don’t know how many of them we’ll get, where exactly they go, how they fit into the larger body, or when/if that part will come back around.
That’s the real constant. & with all of this understanding:
I still seem to let it all glide right on by.
Instead, I’ve been a little caught up tinkering with & jury-rigging old parts. Past traumas, bitter moments & fond memories. It’s important to trudge through this stuff, but no need to ride it ‘till the wheels fall off.
Time for a new vehicle.
I am the forewoman here, after all.
Surrounded by abundance in every direction today! 🙏🏽
So much love.
So much land.
So much water.
So much REAL FOOD.
Isn’t this what we’re here for? ⚡️
⚡️ 🎶🌿brunch on the bridge🌿🎶
brought to you in part by the most insanely talented, wildly creative crew at @juicybrew cafe! 🤙🏽
“Place- and community-based education has much in common with other contemporary efforts to link schools more firmly to their communities—efforts such as civic education, contextual education, service learning, environmental education, and workplace education. We have chosen to hang our hats on place- and community-based education because it is the only term that allows for the inclusion of both the human and the more-than-human, something we believe is essential if educators are to help students grapple with the messy and cross-disciplinary nature of humankind’s current dilemmas.” - Gregory A. Smith ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏼✊🏿🤞🏽🧠🌿