For how long that extra time will be available, I really cannot say. Perhaps once the trimester is in full swing, I may have none. But for now, I've renewed my vow to read more (and stuff that is not textbook). I started this morning with a quick perusal of Marion Nestle's Food Politics website (the FDA is taking action! Egads!), moved on to a quick Kindle sample download of Chicken: The Dangerous Transformation of America's Favorite Food, and ended this evening in a family read-aloud of Chapter 3 of this book:
Yeah. I know. One of my most favoritely provocative books...in a young readers' edition. Even Elliot (the 9-year-old) has no problem with the words when he read his bit. I will say, while there has not been an AHA moment yet for my kids, they've achieved these objectives (spoken like a true former teacher):
*they've learned what a GMO is, and how they've taken purchasing and growing power away from farmers.
*why people left their farms, and thus, why American farmland has dwindled.
*in what way Americans are a "walking corn chip".
More Face. More Book. Less Facebook. That's my motto for the week.