Jill Richardson

09/18/2016 - 10:00am

    I visited a family farm recently. It was small, and local, and certified organic. In theory, it was everything an eco-conscious foodie could want. And yet, it wasn’t.

    Like every farm family, the couple who runs the farm is constrained by economic factors.


09/10/2016 - 6:00pm

    Some people love to hate government regulations. Many believe they’re just bureaucratic barriers that waste our time. But the Food and Drug Administration just passed a new regulation that’ll actually protect us, and may save you a few bucks and an unnecessary purchase at the store.

09/06/2016 - 7:00am

    It’s the 100th anniversary of our national parks and in 2016, to date, I’ve visited Death Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Yosemite, King’s Canyon, the Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone.

    The price...

08/30/2016 - 8:00pm

    For a few brief months, it looked like America might take a step closer to sanity. And then came the news: the Obama administration will not loosen federal restrictions on marijuana after all.

    Before delving...

08/15/2016 - 11:00am

    I just got back from hiking 95 miles in the Sierras. (Yes, just like that Reese Witherspoon movie Wild, only far fewer miles.)

    I returned from my trip with something eating at me. Backpackers are supposed to...

08/07/2016 - 8:00pm

    In order for solar power to compete with other forms of energy, the conventional thinking goes, it needs to become way cheaper.

    Installing rooftop solar panels can be prohibitively expensive, after all, and...

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