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October 2, 2017

Today’s regularly scheduled post will have to wait. Awakening to what some are calling the worst mass shooting in modern American history kind of puts a damper on the day. Reports are still coming in. What I heard so far were fifty dead and two hundred injured.

But the injured number is much much bigger. Because psychological injury is absolutely injury. It’s just as real. It’s just as painful. And its effects are just as long lasting.

On top of that we have what looks like a compounding catastrophe in Puerto Rico, and an escalating crisis with North Korea. Really, those are just the top stories of today.

Of course, life goes on. And this is a big week. There is a Yelp event tonight, a CSA pickup on Tuesday, Wednesday is Sukkot, Thursday is the Harvest Evening Celebration in support of The Food Pantries for the Capital District, and Friday I’m off to meet some New York State farmers who raise cows for meat production.

Regardless of what happens with world events, our family will be having a bar mitzvah in a couple of weeks. It will be very good to be surrounded by old friends and close family who are scattered around the country, even if just for a few days.

Hold your loved ones close. Call your family in far away places. Reflect on those lives cut tragically short, and those forever impacted by recent events.

Hopefully we’ll be back to writing about food tomorrow.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jean Patiky permalink
    October 2, 2017 9:31 am

    Bravo Daniel!! That’s my boy!! With so much love, Mom

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Jean Patiky permalink
    October 2, 2017 9:53 am

    Bravo ! Daniel!!! That’s my boy!!!! With so much love Mom

    Sent from my iPhone


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