Giving Thanks

It’s the season. As we gather together with our family and friends and reflect on the joy in our lives, it’s easy to forget about others. And it’s all too easy to overlook all that is wrong in our communities, country, and the world. With that in mind, an exercise in giving back can and […]

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Remembering-Veterans Day

Many of my family members died serving in war time and the lives of others have been forever changed because of their service. I do think taking the time to remember helps to heal and forgive. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War […]

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Rethinking Columbus Day

Remember when we learned about the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria and the determined explorer, Christopher Columbus? Funny how the name of three sailing ships can bring back the memory of elementary school cafeterias, seemingly endless recess on the playground and mean, teasing boys! So, a little bit about Columbus Day. We now look differently […]

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Know Your Food-Eggs

So, I’m at it again. My relentless need to know where my food comes from. In this case, it comes from chickens. Are they happy chickens? Eggs are an amazing food. Packed with good things for us, delicious when prepared well, and really pretty to look at, especially when they have an orange yellow yolk […]

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Community Giving

I’ve been thinking a lot about consumerism and what it is doing to our lives. The impact on our planet is perhaps the most daunting thought. What happened to people sharing what they had and not buying seldom used, single task items? I recently became aware of the Buy Nothing Project, a network of community-based […]

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Home

When I was young, I wanted to be Laura Ingalls. I basically had her Little House series books memorized by age ten. No matter where she and her family lived, what they lived in, or what they had, their home was comforting and comfortable. Ma would prepare simple meals and Pa would play the fiddle. […]

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