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Feeling Claustrophobic in the Big Wide Open

I worry about our ever-expanding cult of safety and nod in agreement with so much of sociologist Frank Furedi’s description of the “Paradox of our Safety Addiction.” He argues that “the zero risk mentality breeds a culture of anxiety and a hunger for authority.”

Cheese Should Be Dangerous

Early in my farming career I hit a groundhog hole while driving across a hill. My three-ton tractor lifted, and for a moment the...

Swimming with Sharks

Today many Americans seem smitten with the notion that Washington holds the answer to the many dangers circling in the water.