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Topic ~ Caregiving


Romancing the Kitchen This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has been celebrated every year since about the 14th century. Pakistan and Indonesia forbid the idea of Valentine's Day, but in America, many of us think about it and how we will make the holiday our own. Part of me isn’t a fan of Valentine’s Day,...

2020: A Year of Change and Perseverance

2020 had a nearly palpable veil of continuous uncertainty. Compared to some years, we had it hard. Compared to others, we didn’t. The best thing to do, of course, is not to compare. “Comparison is the thief of joy,” proclaimed Theodore Roosevelt. Well, Roosevelt’s...

Topic ~ Human Trafficking


What’s at the Bottom of Your Teacup?

Tasseography, or tea leaf reading, is specialized fortune-telling done by interpreting patterns in leftover, used tea leaves. Tea leaf readers look for special patterns or symbols. My great-grandmother was a tea leaf reader. I didn’t know this until my teenage years...

Topic ~ Food


What’s at the Bottom of Your Teacup?

Tasseography, or tea leaf reading, is specialized fortune-telling done by interpreting patterns in leftover, used tea leaves. Tea leaf readers look for special patterns or symbols. My great-grandmother was a tea leaf reader. I didn’t know this until my teenage years...

Soil Gives Us Life

For the last eight years, I've been learning about topsoil erosion and preventive, regenerative agricultural practices as a means to understanding how our food is grown and how it relates to the plant-based eating vs. meat-eating discussion. The two instances driving...

Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day!

September has arrived with a gentle breeze and lower temps in the 70s. For many, September signals the end of summer. I’m still clinging to the knowledge that summer doesn’t end until it ends, no matter the date on the calendar or the number of pumpkin spice lattes...

Topic ~ Spiritual


2020: A Year of Change and Perseverance

2020 had a nearly palpable veil of continuous uncertainty. Compared to some years, we had it hard. Compared to others, we didn’t. The best thing to do, of course, is not to compare. “Comparison is the thief of joy,” proclaimed Theodore Roosevelt. Well, Roosevelt’s...

The Spiritual Lessons of the Advent Wreath

Advent is a season of anticipation and expectation leading up to the birth of Jesus. It is a time for Christians to take a journey through the story of Christmas and to offer prayers through the week focused on the sentiment of each Sunday's message leading up to...

Topic ~ Building Community


2020: A Year of Change and Perseverance

2020 had a nearly palpable veil of continuous uncertainty. Compared to some years, we had it hard. Compared to others, we didn’t. The best thing to do, of course, is not to compare. “Comparison is the thief of joy,” proclaimed Theodore Roosevelt. Well, Roosevelt’s...

The Spiritual Lessons of the Advent Wreath

Advent is a season of anticipation and expectation leading up to the birth of Jesus. It is a time for Christians to take a journey through the story of Christmas and to offer prayers through the week focused on the sentiment of each Sunday's message leading up to...