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Uplift, Accommodation, and Assimilation 1 of 2

Hollowell states that the “Talented Tenth,” Uplift & Respectability, and Race Management are the themes of the next two lectures, and honestly, I really need a little uplifting because the last four lectures have got me s h o o k. He starts out with a quote from Alexander Crummell, an American who emigrated to […]

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Chickpea Chronicles

In mid-May, I was just crazy about sprouting things. I was sprouting our regular spicy seed mix (sandwiches & salads) that we get at The Green Grocer, but also mung beans for nime chow, and chickpeas for hummus. Before we ground up the chickpeas into sprouted hummus and falafel (both delicious, by the way), I […]

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Reconstruction 2 of 2

This time Hollowell starts off with Billie Holliday’s “Strange Fruit,” which becomes meta-strange as we hear the audience clap and whistle at her performance. Yes, she’s an amazing singer, but this sentiment is nothing to applaud. He lets the applause go just long enough to make it feel weird; either that, or I’m feeling sensitive. […]

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Reconstruction 1 of 2

There really is a lot to this lecture, man. I had to listen to it probably four times before I caught enough to find an avenue to respond; there is just so much. Hollowell opens with the plight of the capitalist: how to get my property to work for me when I want, and what […]

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Dawn of Freedom 2 of 2

So here we are. One thing I appreciate is how Hollowell opens each lecture with a popular culture note specific to the time. This time, he starts with the poem, Bury Me In A Free Land, by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Hollowell asks that we give attention to the imagery Harper paints. I’d shudder and […]

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Dawn of Freedom 1 of 2

I’m taking the Open Course at Yale called, “AFAM 162: African American History: From Emancipation to the Present,” and I intend to write my thoughts, observations, and questions along with the lectures one-by-one. Dawn of Freedom is the first lecture in the series. It starts out with a famous excerpt to the speech given by […]

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Sweater Fixin’

I found this potentially awesome sweater at Savers a little while back. The thing was that it had these really weird knit long sleeves which didn’t really match anything. It is black (good), with cool embroidery along the upper chest (very good), but wow: who authorized these strange sleeves? I wish I had a photo […]

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But what do you eat on vegetarian Whole30?

We’re on our second round of vegetarian Whole30, and it has gotten to the point that when people ask me what we eat on such a “restrictive” diet, I sometimes don’t even know because it’s come to be such a habit. The only thing not vegan in our diet is eggs, and we try not […]

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Potholes & Whole30 Sushi

Ugh, so today was such a weird (but overall good) day. On my way to tap class last night, I hit an enormous, unavoidable pothole on 95N (right in front of the mall); it ate my hubcap and bent my rim. I didn’t notice the rim was bent until this morning; in fact, I hadn’t […]

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Whole30 Chile Relleno

I’m so full right now that I can hardly type, but I wanted to share what just under 400 calories can look like. Let’s look at the profile, tho… 30% of daily recommended protein w/o the flesh? LOL Nearly 50% rda fiber? And the other nutrients aren’t shabby either, look: This is the best. One […]

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Nime Chow Salad

So this salad would not be Whole30 compliant if I were not adapting it for vegetarian. Legumes are off the list for Whole30 if you’re a meat-eater, but I use legumes a little bit, and since peanuts are a legume, they are technically off the menu. That said, I have peanut powder which is super […]

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Whole30 “Lasagne” Soup

Every Sunday is prep day at home, and every Sunday we make a big soup that will carry us through the week. Most of the time, it is what we call “Lasagne” soup. Whole30 restricts grains and dairy, so basically Lasagne soup is really just Tomato vegetable soup, but hey: whatever. We use thinly sliced […]

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#Plantlife

It’s windy, warm, and projected to rain. All the reasons I bring our houseplants out for the day. This beautiful Bay Laurel is about four years old. I bought it from Seven Arrows Farm in Attleboro, and it has served me well. All year long, I’m able to pluck from it, and though it has […]

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Whole30 Compliant Phô

My mood today is much improved. I’m starting to feel more like my regular self – still a little tired, but not too much. I think this is day 6. I’m so glad I had opportunity to go visit with Eve in her new apartment today. It’s so cute! I truly wish we had more […]

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R2D5

Seriously: today hit me like a brick. I am so tired, I can hardly even stand it. I know it will pass by tomorrow, but it isn’t entirely from Whole30 – it’s just been a long, emotionally-taxing week. Skip over my drama and head straight to Whole30 I found out an old (not in age) […]