Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

10/18/2008 at 7:22 pm (books)

In the grocery store checkout corral, we’re more likely to learn which TV stars are secretly fornicating than to inquire as to the whereabouts of the people who grew the cucumbers and melons in our carts.

-Barbara Kingsolver, “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life.”



  1. Sunshine said,

    Funny? Yes. Disturbingly true? Even more so!

  2. Clair Schwan of Frugal Living Freedom said,

    Out here where the wind blows and the coyotes howl, we don’t watch TV nor listen to the radio, although both are readily available to us. We are completely uninterested in the “celebrities” and talking heads around the world that are the stars of TV and movies. We’re much more interested in real people doing real things, rather than those on the cover of magazines.

    If you are interested in my view of how the television, TV stars, and the mass media in general affect our lives, please read it here:

    Generally, media is unrealistic, lopsided, selective and causes us to be dissatisfied with our lives. It helps us make so many of our poor decisions, especially financial ones. We have no interest in it, and we don’t miss it at all. We’d rather play cards, run with the dog, or have a meaningful conversation with our chickens.

    And, we’re very happy to be some of the real people out there that grow cucumbers and melons.


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