America’s most-hated vegetable?
The most disliked vegetable in the U.K.?
When I saw these headlines, I had to read more. We’ve all seen the news about trending plant-based diets and how important it is to eat more vegetables — why would anyone not love them?
I admit I’m biased. As a former organic vegetable farmer, I love veggies in all their nutritious glory. Learning about all the varieties, how to grow them, and, most importantly, how to prepare them so more people will want to enjoy their delectable goodness.
So, back to the story. Here’s the scoop on the most unpopular vegetables in the U.S., listed from the most-hated lowly turnip, with a 27% yuck rating! …
When I was but a young thing of forty or so, I would laughingly tell my friends and sisters; I’m looking forward to being older. I aspire to be a curmudgeon. We’ll have a dance-around-the bonfire celebration when we all become crones!
It turns out I misjudged the challenge of growing older.
As my hair greyed and my skin sagged, I found people looking at me differently and speaking to me as if I’d lost my reason. More alarming still, I was thinking of myself as less than.
Followers, subscribers, fans. By any name, your supporters are essential. They validate your writing; without readers, why would we publish?
It was nothing exceptional, just me trying to be of service to my customers, who, in this case, are my readers.
As writers, we are self-employed freelancers. We own our own business, which is my favorite thing to do.
At the risk of sounding old, I’ll share a secret: I’ve been working for 50 years! Yeah, really. And in all that time, I have only worked for someone else for one year. …