Caitlin Flanagan goes there -- the third rail of women talking about other women -- the kind of stuff we lower our voices to share -- she goes after Joan Didion's portrayal of herself as a mother. With all due respect.
It surprised us to learn that despite the many farms on the island and trees dripping with citrus, many of the children living on Maui don't have access to fresh fruits and veggies and have no idea how they grow or where they come from.
Pinning the ills of the state's educational system on school gardens? What's next? Blaming the deep recession on Michelle Obama's White House garden because it takes the president's attention off more weighty problems?
What is it exactly that is so threatening about the concept of in-school food and agriculture education like The Edible Schoolyard? What is it that so peeved Caitlin Flanagan in a now-famous rant in The Atlantic?