Saturday, December 06, 2008

books i've been reading lately

I'm not too far into it, but the first 3 anecdotes are vivid, unforgettable examples of how the global industrialization of food threatens the loss of so much wisdom and uniqueness and nutrition worldwide. More positively, this book promises to tell of many who are working to combat the trend of making food the same everywhere.

This book tells about traditions lost, that we thankfully can revive in order to regain health. It's a great resource. I'm reading about sprouting grains and soaking them.

An early Christmas present. I'm enjoying reading about Fukuoka's journey in trying to put his beliefs into practice, and after 30 years of trial and error and struggle, finally having remarkable success. It's encouraging for anyone who wants to change how they live. Never stop trying new ideas.

Maya Angelou's shares what she has learned with her spiritual daughters.

An inspiring book of photographs of traditional homes all over the world, primarily made of earth, thatch, and some wood and stone. It makes me happy to think that all that is required is ingenuity and work, because the materials are there already. And many of these homes can be built by women as well as men.


Terri said...

Some inspiring reads - have you read "Animal Vegetable Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver? It was an illuminating read...

Hope you are well. Merry Christmas! T.

Wordsmyth said...

I'd forgotten how much I love the "mud mosques"; this picture reminded me.