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Selma CA Farms For Sale   

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Selma, California is located in Fresno County along Freeway 99. The City of Selma dates back to 1880 when the Central Pacific Railroad built a branch line through the area. In 1896 the community had grown sufficiently enough to incorporate. Today the city has a population of 23,000 and prides itself in being a progressive...

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The What Cast #329 - The Nightcrawlers and The Carmel Area Creature   

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Hey everyone! We hope you are doing great and thank you for listening!

This week, we cover a modern classic. One of our favorites. The Nightcrawlers. We felt it was time to check in on those goofy little guys and see if there is any new sightings (There is.) Clear up some of the cloudy history behind them and introduce you to their way creepier cousin, The Carmel Area Creature: The Not Cute Nightcrawler. 

Thanks for listening and STAY SAFE!

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The Splurge & Save Guide to Colorado Restaurants   

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The Splurge & Save Guide to Colorado Restaurants

Looking to push your vacation dollars a little further this year? These dining pairings offer delicious places where you can find sweet deals, as well as a few that are well worth dropping the extra cash. Sample both ends of the spectrum on your next visit.

Cortez

Splurge: The Farm Bistro
For more than 10 years, The Farm Bistro has sourced local produce and meat to craft award-winning meals. Indulge in the baseball sirloin — grass-fed beef doused in herb butter atop smashed potatoes and flavorful roasted mushrooms, all served in a cast-iron skillet.

Save: Silver Bean
Before setting off on a day of Colorado adventuring, stop by this Airstream trailer and grab a warm cinnamon roll slathered in icing or a breakfast burrito filled to the brim with green chilies and fluffy eggs.

Fort Collins

Splurge: The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm
Set in a 19th-century farmhouse, this restaurant offers modern farm fare sourced from northern Colorado producers, brewers and creators. Share the lamb tacos — a crispy shell cradling chili-braised lamb drizzled in cilantro crema — but order the chicken and blue corn waffles all for yourself.

Save: Waltzing Kangaroo
Specializing in dinkum (meaning tried and true) Australian food, these pies are like nothing you’ve tasted before. Have a classic steak and gravy, then treat yourself to a baked-egg custard tart for dessert. (You deserve it!) Vegetarian? Try the plump veggie and Thai-peanut-sauce pie.

Rocky Ford & La Junta

Splurge: Christine’s Restaurant & Catering
Housed in a former church, Christine’s beckons you with homecookin’ like mama used to make. Pop in for their French toast breakfast — grilled homemade cinnamon bread kicked up with a caramel nut crunch. Lunch brings freshly cut prime rib nestled in honey wheat rolls.

Save: Lucy’s Tacos
In downtown La Junta, Lucy’s is located in an adorable low-slung Spanish-style building complete with a red tile roof and blue awnings. For $2.75, you can get a colorful — and flavorful! — adovada pork, guacamole and salsa taco.

Denver

Splurge: For[a]ged
With a serious commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, For[a]ged rocks a rotating menu of globally inspired treats, with past dishes starring succulent Moroccan-style duck, miso Japanese eggplant and five-spice chicken wings.

Save: Tocabe
Enter Tocabe to find a world of American Indian cuisine waiting to be devoured. Walk down the line creating “tacos” using frybread — the star of the show here — as the shell. Load those with veggies or ground bison, adding a crunchy seed-mix topper for a divine texture. For dessert, grab some frybread nuggets with Northern Plains berry sauce (wojapi). 

Avon

Splurge: Vin 48
Every ski town has its fair share of splurge restaurants, but there’s something special about Vin 48. Chef Charles Hays really brings it with menu creations that change with the seasons. Past favorites include the brown-sugar-brined, grilled boneless pork chop and olive-oil cake heaping with orange whipped cream.

Save: Northside Kitchen
A trip to Avon wouldn’t be complete without an early morning stop into Northside for fresh-from-the-fryer doughnuts. From basic chocolate sprinkle to candy-flavored and coconut-covered treats, they have something for everyone’s sweet tooth.

Crestone

Splurge: Our Food is Art
Wholesome, local and organic ingredients are the hallmark of this downtown Crestone spot. Vibrant furniture and yellow walls make the space friendly for any meal, but dinner is extra bright. Splurge on the sirloin of the day — paired with twisted fries — or the paper-thin ahi-steak salad tossed in an avocado and citrus vinaigrette.

Save: Mandala Pizza
Crestone’s very own organic, New York-style pizza shop wants you to feed your inner chi. Have a slice of the classic cheese or devour a hand-rolled ricotta pocket (aka calzone). 

Steamboat Springs

Splurge: Laundry Kitchen & Cocktails
Kick-start your meal with Laundry’s pimento cheese: The smoked cheddar, spicy peanuts and pickled Fresno chili will light up your taste buds in the best way possible. For a mouthwatering main, dig into the diver scallops wrapped in pork belly.

Save: Skull Creek Greek
After a day of hiking, playing and vacation shenanigans, you need food that’s easy and comforting. The classic gyro from Skull Creek Greek does the trick nicely. For less than $10, you can enjoy a freshly grilled pita bathed in your choice of three different tzatziki sauces. Don’t forget the baklava! This sweet phyllo dough is so sticky you’ll have to wash your hands twice.

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Motorcycle Safety Tips in Fresno   

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Staying safe while you drive a motorcycle is not the same as trying to stay safe while driving a car, truck or other enclosed automobile. There are a whole new set of rules and risks that need to be considered when you practice motorcycle safety. 1....

          

Pet Insurance: What Is It and How Does It Work in Fresno?   

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Pet Insurance: What Is It and How Does It Work? You wouldn’t hesitate to carry insurance for your children or spouse, but what about the furry creatures who hold an important spot in your family’s heart? If you could,...

          

230: Sales Through Education (Anna Jacobsen)   

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Ben & Derrick welcome Anna Jacobsen, Education Director at Drip, to discuss customer demos / onboarding, sales and retention strategies, customer success, and best practices within Drip.

Thank you to our sponsor this week, FreshBooks


          

Juneteenth Becomes Huge Event Nationwide   

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Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day when the Union army pronounced in Texas that all enslaved peoples in the United States were finally free. Among the many Bay Area protests this year was a thousand-strong march in San Francisco. In Oakland, the ILWU shut down the port before thousands marched through downtown. Santa Cruz marched in large numbers as well. In Palo Alto and Fresno, protesters painted "BLM" and "Black Lives Matter" in huge letters in the street.

          

Justice for Vanessa Mural and Vigil in Fresno   

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Around 75 people attended a vigil in Fresno on the evening of July 18 in honor of Vanessa Guillen, where a mural featuring her likeness had just been completed. The mural is one of a number of Guillen that have been painted across the country. As part of the Black Lives Matter movement there have been several murals painted around Fresno recently. Guillen was a 20-year-old soldier in the U.S. Army who was killed by a male soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, on April 22. Her remains weren’t found until June 30.

          

Help us get copies of Offscreen into the hands of students   

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UPDATE: This year's EDU Drive has come to an end and we'd like to express our sincere gratitude to our generous sponsors.

My call for education providers two weeks ago resulted in around 40 applications. After filtering out ineligible or too difficult to reach applicants*, you can now find our final selection of 31 organisations below. In total, they will receive 400 copies.

I now need to find a way to cover the shipping cost of around $5 per copy. To achieve this you or your company can become a sponsor. You can sponsor 20, 50 or 100 copies through the link below.

What do you receive in return for sponsoring copies?

  • A permanent mention and link on this page
  • A brief mention in the Dispatch
  • A shoutout/mention on Offscreen's Twitter account
  • The great feeling of supporting the next generation of techies 🙂

This campaign has finished. Thanks to our sponsors (further below) for their support.

Where are the copies going?

Depending on the location and shipping cost, each of the below organisations will receive between 10 and 20 copies of mixed issues of Offscreen:

Academy of Our Lady of Peace
aCAT Penang
Accademia Belle Arti Catania
ACMI X
Barnard College
California University of PA
Center Centre
CodeNow
CodeYourFuture
CWRU ACM
École Brassart Nantes
Emzingo U
Fresno State University
Fundamentals Academy
i.c.stars
Jacht — University of Nebraska
Longford college of further ed
Manchester Met University
MICA (Maryland Institute Colle
Parsons School of Design
Service Design Network
Shillington Education
Thayer Academy
The Grace Hopper Program
The New Digital School
University college Howest
University of Colorado Boulder
University of the Arts London
UOC.edu
Yoobee School of Design

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

*We also received requests from colleges in Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and Peru. Unfortunately, some locations are just too difficult and expensive to reach. I apologise for having to exclude these from our list for now.


Update: Thanks to our sponsors

Thanks so much to our generous EDU sponsors who have collectively covered shipping costs for 210 copies of Offscreen. We will pick up the tab for 90 more copies to round it up to 300. Some of them have already been received, the rest is going out shortly. Thanks to all involved for spreading the word and for chipping in! 🙌

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Smart Start with Jon Corippo   

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In this episode, Jon Corippo, co-author of The EduProtocol Field Guide and the Chief Learning Officer at CUE, shares his thoughts on how to roll out a successful remote learning strategy to start the 2020-21 school year that includes a positive attitude, a balance between synchronous and asynchronous instruction and creating lesson plans that will capture the attention and imagination of at-home students. Corippo also reflects on his new partnership with Dr. Sonny Magana, author of The T3 Framework for Innovation, which combined with Eduprotocols, provides a powerful one-two punch for educators looking for innovative ideas in the classroom. Finally, Corippo talks about his return to the classroom after a seven-year hiatus and why his new "Smart Start" resources on the EduProtocols website are the perfect free tools to capture the essence of remote learning. Twitter: @jcorippo. Websites: https://Model.blue/splash/_SLASH_tSkvOZu_SLASH_ODtcyV3ae8fjbjT3mQWwA39CwhqteZSgCMJnb0aN9tUxcdVr_SLASH_EDJCWb7nw0wyMn9Oa3Q_SLASH_qET26iS3h_PLUS_3t_PLUS_baG6IRB5Qvk0DKJY_EQUALS; https://Model.blue/splash/iqMQL6TGupxpI_SLASH_o5TO_SLASH_ktogs_PLUS_YKuk3GYjugEhm1v52i9RwsZs6HiprKzOegp14iMmg4CHjUT4L8mNLyGQ9P09zvUzamg_SLASH_SG8sWFSPXkhwIQ_EQUALS.

Meet Jon Corippo
Jon Corippo describes himself as a “formerly disgruntled student.” He made it almost all the way through school at a 2.9 GPA. His final three semesters in Advertising changed everything, though: Advertising classes were project based. Jon’s grades shot to nearly 4.0. Also while at Fresno State, Jon served as a graduate assistant football coach, learning about leadership and teaching at the feet of Jim Sweeney. Jon graduated college with no intention of teaching.
After about 7 years in non-educational jobs, Jon’s amazing wife persuaded him to try his hand in education: he was hooked after just two days as a long-term sub on an emergency credential.
About 20 years later, Jon had served a decade at the K-8 level, opened a 1-1, PBL, Google-based high school, served in two county offices, including as an Assistant Superintendent and It Director. Jon has been recognized a County Teacher of the Year, a 20 to Watch Educator by the NSBA, and was a finalist in the EdTech Digest Awards. Jon also holds the Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator badges.
Jon is very proud of his work with CUE, where he currently serves as the Chief Learning Officer. His work with CUE includes creating the CUE Rock Star concept of Professional Development, with a focus on hands-on learning and getting teachers connected via social media. Cue Rock Star Camps now include Admin, TOSA, Teacher and Specialized Editions for core areas. Jon has lead the development of the very successful CUE Launch program, and the well received CUE BOLD Symposium. Under Jon’s leadership, CUE professional learning has trained over 50,000 educators.
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About Dr. Greg Goins
As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net.

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Christmas Schedule   

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December 224th Sunday of Advent1:30 pm ServiceSt. James Christmas PageantThe pageant will be presented during the Service.Following the service we will have Pizza, salad and goodies. Please come and join us!!Practices for pageant. Dec. 8th and 15th right after the church service for about 15-20 minutes.December 24thChristmas Eve Service8:00 pm Sing along8:30 pm Service beginsCampus Bible Church222 E. Fountain Way, Fresno, CA 93704December 25thChristmas Day Service10:00 am Church Office Chapel130 [...]

          

Ash Wednesday Service   

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Services February 26th 7:30 am   Office Chapel - 1300 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 9371012:00 pm  Office Chapel - 1300 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 937105:30 pm Campus Bible - 222 E. Fountain Way, Fresno, CA 93704 [...]

          

Ordination of Anthony Velez   

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St. James Anglican Church, Fresno, CA invites you to join our live stream service Sunday, May 31st, to worship God and ordain Anthony Velez to The Sacred Order of Deacons in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church.  Bishop Eric Menees will celebrate our service, our rector Fr. Carlos Raines will preach the message.  Rejoice with us as Anthony answers his call to serve the Lord first as a deacon and on his way to the priesthood.  Live stream Sunday, May 31st at 1:30 pm at stj [...]

          

Trágico final para niña arrastrada por corriente y hombre que intentó salvarla   

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Un hombre murió después de saltar a las aguas turbulentas de un río en el Condado de Kings para rescatar a tres niños que luchaban contra la corriente, según la policía y la familia del hombre.

Manjeet Singh, de 29 años, estaba visitando Reedley Beach con varios familiares y amigos el miércoles por la noche cuando escucharon a una mujer pedir ayuda y vieron a los niños irse al río.

Singh se quitó el turbante y trató de usarlo como una cuerda para llevar a los niños a un lugar seguro, pero cuando eso no funcionó, se precipitó al agua fría y se hundió rápidamente, dijo su cuñado Malkiat Singh a KFSN.

Singh fue encontrado río abajo después de que el personal de emergencia buscó durante una hora, dijo Marc Ediger, Comandante de la Policía. El hombre fue trasladado a un hospital, donde fue declarado muerto.

La familia y los amigos de Singh trabajaron juntos para rescatar a dos niños del agua, pero un tercero, una niña de 8 años, fue arrastrada por la corriente.

La menor fue trasladada a un hospital local donde estaba con soporte de un respirador, informó la madre de la menor. Con dolor, la familia de la menor decidió desconectarla el martes tras muerte cerebral.

“Salvó dos vidas, pero la perdió”, dijo el amigo de la víctima, Gurpreet Singh.

Singh no es la primera persona que se ahoga en el Kings River este verano. En junio, otro hombre de Fresno murió después de salvar a una niña que tenía problemas para nadar.

“El agua generalmente está bastante tranquila aquí en Reedley”, dijo Ediger.

Sin embargo, dijo que el río puede ser peligroso para quienes no son buenos nadadores porque los bancos de arena en el río caen rápidamente y la profundidad cambia drásticamente.


          

How I Learned to Be Hungry   

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When you suffer from physical hunger there’s a terrible discomfort: dizziness, headaches, and an inability to focus. A hollowness echoes through the self.

Late in 2016, while still an Oregonian, I experienced that feeling for the first time. My girlfriend and I were renting a small apartment in the heart of telegenic Portland. At Christmas, my bank account had gone dry. Meals became less frequent and I was drinking water by the liter to stave off pangs of real hunger. Not that casual feeling of which we most often speak, but the profound longing for food.

Because a digital connection with friends might make the deprivation feel more practical, I set up a Facebook event for a New Year’s cleanse. Ride the horse in the direction that it’s going, as the Hollywood producer Lynda Obst’s expression goes. Sure enough, my stomach shrank a bit and, as an added bonus, gave actual deprivation a bourgeois burnish. Were there others out there tricking out hunger and poverty so that it might pass for fitness enthusiasm?

When I say “hungry,”I mean I qualified under the USDA’s definition of “food insecurity.” That means a lack of consistent access to enough food for everyone in a household. Food insecurity strikes about one in eight of the nation’s households, a number that has remained consistent in recent years, but the subject is freshly relevant, because the political party in power wants the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) slashed—again. In Donald Trump’s first budget, he proposed slashing $191 billion (roughly a quarter of SNAP’s budget) from the program, during the next decade.

My last paid gig, pre-cleanse, had been hosting an NAACP event in Northeast Portland, two days after the historic election, last year. After that, the money dried up. Stories approved via digital handshakes went away. The check that was supposed to show up. and absolutely had not. failed to do so days before Christmas. My partner, always game for the financial variables that must have seemed a lover’s tax, went through the holiday hysteria without a complaint. Less indifferent were my three out-of-state children.

Our apartment was small. We tended to eat apart, she at work and I wherever I could cop it for cheap and/or free. A short documentary I’d made was premiered days after the cleanse, and at the event on its behalf I hovered by the cheese and fruit table as though it was the only reason to be there. My food insecurity meant that I scheduled my meals before I needed to write, so I could maximize my mental acuity. Two or three times a week, I’d carb-load and then go as hardcore as possible at yoga or spin to avoid dwelling on what was happening to me; nothing makes a grown-ass man question his life choices like appetite unaddressed.

More often than not though, by sundown I was in bed on my back and thumbing narrative into my phone and peddling the work from the same device. 

Freebies from my girlfriend’s health-food store had by now become essential. More than sustenance, the juices and Paleo-minded samples were like a revelation. My favorite was Peak Sherpa Tsampa Cereal, sprouted and roasted barley (“long relied upon for energy in extreme environments,” noted REI’s website).

Of course, without access to freebies and her 20 percent employee discount, the high-end foodstuffs would never have entered my person. That $8 bottle of insanely good vegetable juice couldn’t have even been considered. And as the year of minimal food and alcohol wore on, the checks increasingly failed to arrive and I began ingesting less and less. I’d parcel out one bag of gratis Sherpa Tsampa, the sustenance that summoned my more comfortable life before hunger, across three days and water down my vegetable juice. Just enough to go to spin.

Only my very closest homies were in on this… thing. Late in the spring, a supportive friend in Fresno phoned in a pizza order at the parlor across the way from my apartment. Another brought me groceries from the Portland suburbs. The goods were gone before payment for my next story came. I managed to shield the degree of my hunger even from my then-live-in girlfriend, who otherwise got my starving-artist deal. She just thought I was really good at spin.

One night when my experiments with exercise and carb balancing went too far, I broke down and begged her to buy me food. Those tight friends though did not know the discomfiting silence in which she and I split a food-truck burrito.

nother woman who saved me from hunger is my mom. My late, Jehovah-lovin’ mother provided shelter and the lion’s share of valuable lessons I gathered while coming up in a Lake Erie city, Sandusky, Ohio. But Mom didn’t demonstrate how to eat properly. My sister and I got a lot of licorice and Wonder Bread from corner groceries. The three of us spent a number of years in apartments adjacent to the railroad tracks and Mom—who battled obesity since birthing me at 20—ate her feelings when times were hard, sucking up carbs like our struggling white families now do opiates.

She, my sister, and I celebrated strokes of good fortune by eating Burger King and penny candy in volume. Through both good times and bad, Wonder-Bread-and-syrup sandwiches in the kitchen was a thing. I ran cross-country, though and, at a Jheri Curl under six feet, managed to weigh around 150 through high school.

 Mom was a nervous Mensa member who couldn’t drive. And that made the dimly lit, run-down South End grocery our family’s first shopping option. Too often for my tastes, I’d take the 1.5-mile walk to the nearest supermarket. A stopgap option for staples, at best, South End was no anomaly. Hyde Park, the forgotten Los Angeles neighborhood where I presently have keys to a crib, is like my hometown, where millions of poorer urban dwellers buy their food: grocers with beer and wine licenses, and an oddly high presence of off-cut meat shops that trade in pork shoulder, beef neck bones, turkey chops and all manner of offal. Thinking back on how our neighborhood food access was structured, from my adult vantage, it’s questionable whether Mom ever even had a shot at modeling nutritious eating.

After growing up with these eating habits, it wasn’t a surprise that I wound up in my middle age heavy and dissolute, 70 pounds above my high-school track-team weight. It was 2013, and home was my sister’s living room sofa, in an uncommonly brown section of Portland called The Numbers.

Outside the apartment, on foot, one could not miss the poverty in the pines. Weighty women pushed strollers down uncommonly long, as-yet-ungentrified blocks, rain and shine. Not yet humbled to the point of applying for EBT, I was extraordinarily broke. A produce stand, open every rainy day, seemed expensive, not an option.

Inside, I ate like it was Reagan-era Ohio again, when ketchup was considered a vegetable in school lunches. Having seconds of collard greens soaked in pork fat was me acting like I gave a damn about healthy eating. Even though I’d worked as a fitness blogger in the past. Even though I’d done trendy diets with glamorous past partners and owned a dog-eared copy of How to Eat Like a French Woman, I fell straight into the familiar.

I fretted on that couch and consumed all of the cheap pizza, comfort Mexican, and drugstore-discount candy that came my way as I tried to make a deal for my next book. 7-11 heat-lamp meals happened. Ramen-salt suck downs happened, while I tried to minimize my impact on what my sister had budgeted for her family to eat.

 By the time I left The Numbers my once narrow frame had ballooned to 242 pounds.

The problem wasn’t lack of food, exactly, but that for every health-food restaurant in my current neighborhood, there seem to be a dozen dealers of salty, fatty, sugar-laden options standing between consumers and a nutritious choice, as well as plenty of liquor stores. (It’s not a secret that, all across the country, poor Americans use the place where you buy beer and brandy to also pick up eggs and butter.) This stark map shows the overwhelming odds that you can find a six pack rather than produce in South LA. And the bad food dealers tend to have it for cheap.

 In his 2014 CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians report, RAND researcher Roland Sturm placed blame for the US obesity crisis squarely on the increased availability of cheap food with substandard nutrition. I lived, in other words, in a food desert—defined by the USDA as “parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods.” But that wasn’t the only thing standing between me and a good diet.

“The research on food deserts suggests that, while lack of shopping options is a problem, it is not the only problem,” said Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, at New York University. “Lots of people buy what they buy no matter what is available.” There seem to be no easy solutions to be had. But I suspect that my mother, who died of heart failure at 56, could offer up some pretty good answers. Most would boil down to: If you can’t get what’s great, what feels good can do in a pinch.

his was all before solvency said goodbye and I wound up in the land of true hunger. After my half year of hunger artistry, I had dropped from 215 to 185. I showed a few hundred friends on Facebook a photo of the reconfigured me. Consensus is that I look fantastic, and only recently have I begun to tell how folks that, by my estimation, eight of the 60 or so pounds felt as though ripped from my person. Improved condition aside, I’m better off now than I was before, if only because the dualities of nutrition for the financially challenged—expensive good food versus low-cost crap—are laid out so tangibly.

But would I recommend that a poor person who’s lost in a food desert eye the fat route? C’mon. Again, the only thing America hates more than a poor person is a poor fat person. Thin people privilege is amazing. Having said that, two thumbs down on experiencing the extreme duality of America’s nutrition conundrum. And only those who’ve done it can truly talk about it.




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