We love food!

Martha McCormickNutrition & Health, Social JusticeLeave a Comment

Sara, Shelly and I just finished a Zoom meeting with the Iowa Department of Education. They want us to work with them on activities and fact sheets to flesh out their latest nutrition education efforts. It’s going to be fun and exciting to tag onto the culinary competitions they sponsored in high schools across Iowa last year. There aren’t many … Read

Women’s Work

Martha McCormickPhilosophy & Musings, Social Justice1 Comment

June Day

It’s complicated. Cook. Wash dishes. Mop the floor. Clean the toilet. Do the laundry. Change diapers. Even though we have careers, paying jobs, and own businesses, much of this work falls on our shoulders. And laps. And keeps us on our toes. In the last year, I fired our cleaning service and started taking care of my granddaughter June one day … Read

Celebrate Juneteenth!

Martha McCormickSocial JusticeLeave a Comment

Face Painting

Tomorrow is Juneteenth, the anniversary of the announcement of the end of slavery. It’s not a well known holiday for lots of reasons. One is that we don’t really like to talk about that part of our history. We don’t like to acknowledge the shadow side of our country and culture. But “If you are serious about American culture and … Read