EVE ENSLER

It’s funny that this video which is so intense and awkward to listen to and watch is the everyday story for many of us – men and women – across all social structures, all the social barriers we know; age, wealth, education. We are who we are and for many of us this intense and straight talking woman tells it like it is. She says who we are, what we do and how we live.

It’s one of those “uncomfortable” things to watch. A woman talking about her experience, exploring what she has seen in others’ lives, expressing emotions. In telling the tales of women she has met in other lands, she tells our story. This is not one we hear much, not one we think we know, not the expression of who we think we are or who is next door.

It strikes me that in this telling she is unique. To be unique while exploring everyday thoughts and feelings says a lot about our relationship to reality.

Watch this all the way through. Eve Ensler is a woman with a story to tell.

MILLERTON, NY FARMER’S MARKET

It’s Saturday and markets all over the state, all over the country are filled with farmers and those of us wanting to have great food and be better to ourselves.

How can we be better to ourselves than to buy what’s grown and raised around us. How better to take care of what’s ours? If you think about it, it’s weird to buy things from other countries to save money. It’s weird to leave home and only buy from places we’ve never seen and from people we’ll never see.

But today, Saturday, a coolish, overcast day in August, we’re shopping local. We’re seeing our friends, talking, sampling and the best of all – everyone is smiling.