If You Like Food, You Must Read This Book

Over the last few months, there have been a number of books have been extremely influential in how the Kuos think, eat, and live. If you want to get a little deeper into the why and how of some the different things that Marcia and I post, here’s a relatively short read (just finished it yesterday . . . → Read More: If You Like Food, You Must Read This Book

Can a Health Care Reform Approach Inform Church Reform?

I recently participated in a fascinating workshop on Improvement Science that addressed how change happens in a context of systems (used originally in health care and now being applied to education). One of the most thought-provoking assertions for me came in the form of a quote from Paul Batalden:

“Every system is perfectly designed to achieve exactly . . . → Read More: Can a Health Care Reform Approach Inform Church Reform?

More Isn’t Always Better…in the Church

I started this week with a post talking about why More Megapixels Aren’t Always Better (is that title even grammatically correct?) for two primary reasons:

I have a problem with consumerism marketing which pushes new products on people even if the new product won’t actually provide a noticeable improvement.
I think there are lessons in this for the . . . → Read More: More Isn’t Always Better…in the Church

Learning Stuff the Hard Way

In our backyard mini-farm, we’ve experience two seedling tragedies in the last couple months. The first I’ll call “The Lettuce Incident.” In one of my first seedling flats, just as I was getting ready to scatter some lettuce seeds, the packet got picked up by the wind and flew end over end. I stared in shock . . . → Read More: Learning Stuff the Hard Way

We Shouldn’t Need the Terms “Fair Trade” and “Organic”

All the rage right now—especially in places like San Francisco—are organic and fair trade foods. Take a stroll through your local supermarket and you’ll find sections dedicated to organic fruits and vegetables, organic tea options, fair trade teas, coffees, and chocolates, organic milk, or hormone-free organic chicken. “Organic” means you’re getting healthy, wholesome foods that were . . . → Read More: We Shouldn’t Need the Terms “Fair Trade” and “Organic”