Hi, I wrote a blog about hummus because I think subconsciously, I wanted to show how food effects someone.  About 8 years ago I decided to work on myself and also decided to simultaneously get serious about my sense of humor and study food.  I thought it would make me a better person and teach me about other cultures.

On a different note, writing classes I took in high school, college, and post college always felt like so much work and not conducive to learning about the society we live in.  Don’t get me wrong, I learned an awful lot about writing, but always felt like there was something missing in it and in myself that I could make happen if I cared enough.  Writers are also known to be crazy and get depressed so I felt like this blog was payback for all the craziness in my life over the years, maybe because of writing.

Writing should be fun and about something that everyone can relate to.  Also, the food information in magazines is all so depressing and rehashed in every glossy picture I see about making healthy food choices, and it seems that it isn’t solving our huge obesity problem.  I feel like we have to think differently about food if we want to change how we eat, and ultimately deal with food in our lives.  This may have to happen with farmers, manufacturers, restaurants, and even food pantries.  Those glossy food magazines always say what you’re supposed to eat, and then five pages later, there’s a spread about chocolate brownies.  I just thought, in hindsight, if I could make fun of food and its craziness in our culture, then maybe people would think of food as sane.  I am by no means an expert, so feel free to laugh at what I’m saying because it may not be true.  Thanks for the support to look at food in highly creative ways!

Yours, Joan Faulkner, aka hummusgirl

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2 Responses to “about Joan Faulkner, aka, hummusgirl”

  1. Larry Says:

    Hi Joan,

    How are you doing?

    I still go to contra and do improv and now I teach Improv.

    Larry. ( from contra )


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