True or False? 2016: The Land of the Enlightened


“Afghanistan is waiting on their king.” This line runs as a central theme binding the lives of the Afghan mountain folk. We jump into the visual masterpiece, which won a Sundance award for cinematography, sweeping over the stark, gorgeous, grand, and awe-inspiring landscape of Afghanistan. A fable or legend guides the opening of the film,…

True or False? 2016: Nosotras; Ellas


“This is the most intimate film I have ever seen,” as one man commented following this film. I wholeheartedly agree! This little 60-min film drew me in to this passionate, talkative, sentimental, intimate Argentinean family. The camera, held by a young Argentinian woman, focuses on intimate moments, conversations, passing of time, splashing of water, and…

True or False? 2016: Those Who Jump


The first film of T/F was quite enjoyable. After having some icecream with my homeless friend John in front of Sparky’s, to which Kevin showed up and got him a little bit of cinnamon icecream with cherry almond, Kevin and I paced up 9th street to The Blue Note to jump into the theater for…

Organic vs. Conventional Farming: Evaluating the Rodale Institute’s 30-yr study


It is wonderful to see a 30-yr study from the Rodale Institute for their Farming Systems Trial. This report (linked here) compares the two main types of organic and conventional agriculture- as well they added in no-till vs. conventional tillage within each, although the report gives little detail as to that differentiation, which would be…