Monday, July 26, 2010
It is impossible to drive across this country and not be struck by the vastness of the landscape. Stock markets may crash, high-rises can fall, but at a very basic level, those things can only have a minor impact on the lives of most of us.
I was struck by how very helpless most Americans are while traveling in rural Uganda. As I watched women working the fields, then taking the grains and turning them into food for their families, I realized that without my local Safeway, I'm helpless.
Who are these people who live in the wide open spaces? Who farm the land, raise crops, cattle, horses, chickens? I hope to interview farmers as I make my way across the country and I will be reporting about these people I meet.