Jill Richardson

10/16/2014 - 1:21pm

    A few months back, a friend of mine died of cancer. I’ll call her “Karen,” for her privacy. By the time we met, she was already terminally ill and had been for months.

    Over the next year and a half, I watched my friend lose her...

05/29/2014 - 2:57pm

    For centuries, fishermen around Cape Cod caught…you guessed it: cod. Cod and haddock. The ocean provided a seemingly endless supply of these fish — until a few years ago.

    These days, there aren’t so many cod or haddock left for fishermen to catch....

05/22/2014 - 5:58pm

    I ran into an acquaintance recently and he told me he’d started seeing a new nutrition expert. “You know what?” he said, “It turns out I’m gluten intolerant.”

    OK. Him and everyone else. I told him I was glad he found an expert who...

05/15/2014 - 4:03am

    The new comedy show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver included a well-deserved riff on the food industry in its first episode. Oliver, who you might know from his work on Comedy Central’s fake news program, The Daily Show, went after two well-deserved targets: Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice and Coca-Cola...

05/08/2014 - 9:11pm

    For the first decade that I suffered from severe and almost daily migraines, I didn’t consider them a gift. Yet, in a way — a very painful one — they are.

    My headaches began setting me apart from the rest of society at the age of 15. Back in 1996, my...

05/04/2014 - 11:26pm

    I met my friend Rachel because we were both in the same situation: We each had neighbors who inexplicably hated our chickens. Rachel and I each had small flocks of hens, no roosters, and sprawling, fertile, organic vegetable gardens in our yards. And we live in urban San Diego.

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