In the novel “Catcher in the rye”, JD Salinger invents a character named Holden Caulfield, who struggles with his angst and alienation.

Perhaps this is a fitting time to revisit why this character was so relatable to teenagers and adults, both in the 60s and in the present.

I cannot resist the temptation to use this opportunity to talk about the nutritional content of rye grain, which is actually pretty good.

I also mentioned here that, after a brief period of time to re-group, I plan to continue my efforts to put a Fruit, Vegetable, and Herb garden in every school in America.

And I will need your support, if you’re interested in doing so.

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