On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Oh, I can read too!

While I was posting I forgot to mention a great read. This weekend I was so incredibly caught up in FIELD DAYS, by Jonah Raskin. The book is about local organic farming, so local that I have been in some of the shops mentioned and know some of the people described.

I also learned the word, "locavore," meaning one who eats locally grown produce. I intend to become one.

Jonah Raskin is a professor at Sonoma State University, my alma mater, who spent a year working alongside Mexican laborers on one small farm nearby that specializes in flowers and organic produce. 

For me, this book was a page turner. As our world becomes more polluted, as I continue to deal with my own cancer, I am becoming more and more interested and concerned about my own food sources. I have been writing regularly about the Square Foot Garden project I began this spring. That's just one piece of how I'm working to change my diet into healthier food grown without added chemicals and thriving under our own sun.

1 comment:

  1. "Lovacore"...great word! This week one of our local radio announcers (1233 ABC Newcastle - that's Newcastle Australia) is being a "lovacore" and reporting in on what she's eating - and drinking. (We do produce great wine!)


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