The Road Not Yet Traveled

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And how are you holding up? Now that we know we are running a marathon of indeterminate length, the stress of adjustment has a different feel. However, along with resignation, regret, and concern, we have discovered new ways to minister to ourselves, and also to harness some of that concern and anger into action. If you are “friends” with the Brattleboro Food Co-op on social media, you’ve seen more and more ways to channel frustration into real change, and more understanding of how we can impact our food system and our country. Stay with it—we cannot be complacent in either our exercise of safe health practices, nor in working for lasting social change.

One, Two, Three… Pivot!

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As promised, we continue to adjust with the times, as restrictions are eased and needs change. We appreciate you following along and adjusting your own habits as we modify our hours, our department offerings, and more. It is hard to continually adapt ourselves to new situations, but that is part of what we need to do in this most unusual time.

The Impact of Fear

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Fear has been on my mind lately. You’d think, after living several (some might say many) decades in this society, that I would not be surprised at the centrality of fear to our human reactions and decisions. In my continuing education about white supremacy and my privileged existence, the constant drumbeat of fear in the appallingly consistent steps that we have taken against populations of color is overwhelming. What in the world are we so afraid of?