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What I Learned Traveling 20,000 Miles of America

bison yellowstone

The bison of Yellowstone

This year I’ve seen 20,000 beautiful, ugly miles of America.
13,500 from the window of a car.
6,500 from the window of a train.

In 23 states
I saw the endless cattle that feeds us
The horses that serve us
The bison that inspire us
The birds that supply us our daily soundtrack.

In 12 national parks
I saw the bones of dinosaurs
The sacred grounds of the Indigenous
Golden, slithering plains
And snow-capped mountains enveloped by big blue sky.

Across this great, awful nation
I saw families asking to make American great again
Or believing that we are stronger together
Or wanting a political revolution.

Throughout these 20,000 miles
I saw moments of weakness
Of fear
And of hope.

Like the people of Timber Lake, South Dakota, population 443
Who insisted we join them for Thanksgiving dinner
On our way
up to Standing Rock.

Like 84-year-old spitfire Winn Bundy
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Film + Food + Focused on Good

As I’ve mentioned before, some pretty cool stuff comes out of Austin. One particular kick-butt organization is Lights. Camera. Help., “a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to encouraging other nonprofit and cause-driven organizations to use film and video to tell their stories.” LCH also hosts the world’s first non-profit-focused film festival. Pretty cool, right? Well, the gang over at LCH is throwing a “Film + Food + Focused on Good” fundraiser this Friday November 4th and featuring some of the greatest food-related organizations in town:

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas, The Sustainable Food Center, Farmhouse Delivery, The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, Moray Farms, the Natural Epicurean Culinary Academy, in.gredients, Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Slow Money Texas, Slow Food Austin, Greenling Organic Delivery,  HOPE Farmers Market, Deep Eddy Vodka, Amanda Love- the Barefoot Cook, Amity Bakery, Pie Fixes Everything, Pate Letelier, austiNuts, and Edible Austin.

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