- Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
- September 16
- Justin writes about food and cycling, among other subjects central to his life. He lives with his husband in western Massachusetts.
MY RECENT POSTS
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Olympic Female Weight Lifter
Holley Mangold Isn’t Funny
August 02, 2012 07:00PM
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August 01, 2012 10:50PM
- How to harvest the fruits of
August 01, 2012 12:36PM
- Summers in Maine
July 31, 2012 10:30AM
- What Is Sustainability?
July 30, 2012 03:30PM
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means the food industry as we
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We are eating the last bits of the half a pig we bought late last year. This week, I braised two forelegs and the last two pieces of pork belly that were in the freezer.There are two challenges to working with this pig,… Read full post »
Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States in October of 1862, and it became effective on January 1, 1863. To say the effects were not immediate is an understatement, particularly in what would become the… Read full post »
Writers form bonds with one another, beginning with the first words we read … and write.
When I first met Jess Stoner, it was online and in the context of poetry. Due to the distance between us—she lives in the “sweat and brisket of Austin,” Texas, while I live a… Read full post »
Here on The Good Men Project, we are constantly absorbed with the question: What is a good man in the 21st century? The presuppositions are that, while we used to think we knew what our lives were supposed to look like, the world has/… Read full post »
Implications for combat veterans as the APA considers revisions to the DSM-V.
This past week, the American Psychiatric Association was meeting in Philadelphia for, among other things, discussion of proposed changes to next yearâ€™s DSM-V. Among the presentations in the military track of this/… Read full post »
Justin Cascio muses on how our presidents’ affections toward mary-jane makes them relatable, not Â disgraceful.
Patricia, who has been married to my father-in-law for twenty-seven years, called last October, on the day after Dennis died.
She asked us to come because she needed to print out a draft of her husbandâ€™s obituary, and the printer was out of toner.… Read full post »
In the mid-nineteenth century, fat bodies were seen differently. There was no Weight Watchers, no Jenny Craig. The first health food movements were barely nascent, embodied in leaders like temperance minister Sylvester Grah… Read full post »
The types of greens or potatoes you use in Roman Hash are up to you; you can even choose to fry the potatoes in bacon fat, or skip the cheese at the end. If you use both very hearty greens (such as collards) and very delicate greens (such as arugula),… Read full post »
Justin Cascio offers insight to a Washinton Post story about a gender variant 5 year-old child, who was born a girl and insists he is a boy.
CNN is running a compelling interview with former Greenpeace leader Paul Gilding.
In ecological terms, Paul Gilding says that we are spending 150% of what we make. That’s not a responsible way to run one household’s expenses. When the household is the whole world, the questions of how we… Read full post »
Our winter vegetable share has ended, and our summer share has not yet begun to produce. The winter farmer's market, where I was getting some early salad and braising greens, is over and the summer market will not/…
Rendering beef fat is a smelly business. It looks and feels like stinky candles. It takes hours to render any quantity of raw cubed fat, and the/…
Answering the question, "What does it mean to be a good man in the 21st century?" has intrigued me since I began reading The Good Men Project. It didn't take long to engage me in the conversation: first as a writer, then as an editor. You might say I'm invested in… Read full post »
Motherhood and grief are closely entwined for a transgender man who is a mother, with mother-issues of his own.
My therapist told me this quote from Oscar Wilde, supposedly… Read full post »
In Japan, children are taught about healthy eating from early school age, in a unit called shokuiko, or â€œfood education.â€ Last year it was reported that McDonaldâ€™s, home of the Happy Meal, now produces food education materials used in schools in Japan. According to Dr. Yoni… Read full post »
Cassoulet over steamed kale Two fine foods that go great together, especially in winter.
I treat kale and collards as interchangeable, being sturdy, leafy green vegetables with relatively unassertive flavors. They take less time to cook, but longer to wash and chop than cabbage, another… Read full post »