With only a few hours left in 2013, I figure it's a good idea to take some time to reflect on my journey and to make some decisions around where to apply my focus in 2014. In this age of distraction it's really for me to lose my way and not make progress in areas... Continue Reading →
Inspired by this post from Eco Women - I have challenged myself to prepare a Thanksgiving meal with local ingredients. This means that I will build my menu around food that is grown or raised within a 100 mile radius of my home. I will have to do some research, because the local farmers markets... Continue Reading →
I love this movie. My teenage son recently reminded me just how much. I LOVE this scene! "Who told you to buy a brownstone on my block, in my neighborhood, on my side of the street?"
When I stay at the English Inn in cVille, I often meander around the community gardens next door... There is a secret (and magic) garden behind every gate.
It was 1 year ago when Nick Freeman, a popular, well-liked, teenager in my community took his own life. You can read more in my post from last year, here. Here is a tribute to him posted by a friend last year shortly after his death: Beginning Tuesday, March 31st - two local community churches... Continue Reading →
I recently received an urban outfitters catalog in the mail. In the 80's, I was a huge fan of UO so I was excited to see what they had to offer (I LOVE the 80's). After looking through the catalog - and then visiting their online store, I find myself pissed-off on several different levels.... Continue Reading →
My sister teaches here - they are a private, tuition-free middle school that provides a nurturing and safe environment for low-income kids to excel academically and in life. It is fantastic program with a student-teacher ratio of 10-1. They are privately funded and, like many, have been hit hard by our struggling economy. Unfortunately, due... Continue Reading →
I am SO proud of my sister Linda. She is a teacher at Imago Dei Middle School in Tucson. She and her students participated in the School of the Future Design Competition this past year, and took 3rd place in the country - against all odds. watch the video:
Have you heard the news? The economy is bad. If you are fortunate enough to have a good job, a roof over your head, health insurance, and plenty of food in your pantry - you CAN do something. With so many folks falling on hard times it is our responsibility as world citizens to take... Continue Reading →