1.  For those of you interested in Baltimore, education, or both:
Here’s a series of stories from the Baltimore Sun about Andres Alonzo, the relatively new (from July 2007) head of the Baltimore City Public School System.  His governing motto:  “The kids come as is.”

Bottom line?  That is why teaching is so hard.  And why we have to try so hard to reach our students.

2.  For those of you interested in babies, fertility, or both:
Here’s an article from Newsweek about the impact of diet and exercise on fertility.

Bottom line?  Eat food.  Not too much.  Mostly plants.  (And don’t cut out the fat.)

3.  For those of you interested in food, politics, or both:
Here are three articles about raw milk:  from the Baltimore City Paper, from the Baltimore Sun, and from the Boston Globe.

Bottom line?  It’s hard to know what to believe.  But we tend to believe farmers over the USDA (who certainly does not have our interests at heart).

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