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Unknown #1

It's goodbye time from me

Food, Love and Policy By Unknown #1 on December 7, 2010

"Say what you will about me when I am gone, but don't forget to add, in common justice, that I was never converted to anything." - Henry Louis Mencken.


That has long been my favorite goodbye quote, and today I get to use it, since I am leaving my role at Outpost for another opportunity. I hate to say goodbye, but that pithy little quote helps make me grin as I go. It also helps to be able to say that Postscript is in the best of hands; your new blogger is Malcolm Woods, a familiar name to anyone who opened the pages of Outpost's Exchange magazine, since he was the Exchange editor for 15 years. I know he'll keep things lively and interesting around here.


Despite the quote, I must confess that I was converted a little by Outpost.  I was already a vegetarian when I walked through the doors of the coop's central office, but I knew little about the food industry and GMOs, organics and the local foodshed. Most jobs teach you new skills that you can apply to your career. But working for Outpost, I learned things that have changed how I actually live. I grow my own food, I shop the perimeter, I seldom buy from the giant chain stores and I actually know what quinoa is, what to do with it and why it is so good for you (thank you, Pantry Raid!)


Outpost is a wonderful organization, truly devoted to its community and mission. I'm confident it will never be converted to anything else. Thanks, guys.


~ Liz


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