Guest post: ‘U.S. Farmers Face Economic Uncertainty and Change’

Hello, I’m Amanda! My family farms about 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans in Southwest Michigan. I’m also a practicing attorney, who writes about modern agriculture and farm policy in the United States. Ben and I previously swapped articles giving our respective readership perspective on farming across the pond. And we both thought we wereContinue reading “Guest post: ‘U.S. Farmers Face Economic Uncertainty and Change’”

Book Review – Letters to the Earth – introduced by Emma Thompson

Earlier this year the group Culture Declares Emergency invited the British public to put pen to paper and write a letter to the Earth. The invitation was open to all – to think beyond the human narrative and bear witness to the scale of the climate crisis. Over 1000 people wrote letters of love, grief,Continue reading “Book Review – Letters to the Earth – introduced by Emma Thompson”

My review of 2018

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and that’s why I enjoy writing end of year posts. What’s done is done and you can look forward to a new year which you can hope will bring the promised land, even though experience teaches us that every year is a rollercoaster in its own way, with troubled timesContinue reading “My review of 2018”

Book Review: ‘Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator’ by Annette Libeskind Berkovits

It might seem surprising that the former Senior Vice President at the Wildlife Conservation Society grew up without any animals and in her early career had actually been rather timid at handling certain species, but that was entirely the case for conservation expert Annette Libeskind Berkovits, author of this rather splendid memoir entitled Confession ofContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator’ by Annette Libeskind Berkovits”