For many people, 2016 was a difficult, disheartening, even depressing year. We can look at many events in our world and think that things are going in a negative direction.
But Joseph Campbell had some words of wisdom about this for us. He said:
“The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives. ”
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Yesterday morning, I got an email that really sparked my imagination from my favorite spice vendor––Bill, the founder and CEO of Penzeys Spices (a wonderful spice company that also vehemently and publicly advocates for progressive politics). He was urging people to watch the television show Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston, who, as I mentioned yesterday, is … More My Special Loki Meal
I posted previously about my Fourth of July dinner that was based on recipes brought to our country by our Asian-American citizens. But since July 5 was the federal holiday for this event, I decided to cook one last holiday meal inspired by our country’s largest immigrant population––Hispanic or Latinx communities. This is no surprise … More Meatless Monday: Red, White, and (Would Be) Blue Edition
That is a selection of the food I bought Saturday morning at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market (CDFM) for our Fourth of July holiday weekend meals. Doesn’t it all look enticing? We are getting into the season of plenty at our local Farmers Markets, so you should check it out. Towards the end of last … More A Diverse Fusion Fourth of July Feast
This post is long overdue, because I promised it back during my Meatless Monday: Memorial Day Edition post back in May! I was planning to write it yesterday, but my Fourth of July Reflections post ended up taking longer to write than I had planned. So it’s kind of for July 4th itself, but since … More Red, White, and Blue Breads
As I’ve said multiple times on this blog, I love to celebrate every occasion. On this blog, that usually is manifested through a special meal I make for that day. But in my actual life, I always strive for our celebrations to also have something to do with the meaning of the holiday. This year, … More A 2021 Fourth of July Reflection: Watch This Video
I know I haven’t written for a while, but it’s mostly from good things. Besides being busy with work and activities, last week I spent most of the week out of town at a WONDERFUL family wedding. It was a beautiful event that went off perfectly, celebrating the love of two delightful young people who … More This Year We Can All Have a Capitol Fourth!
The picture above shows my Juneteenth present for my tea-loving son: a blend called Alhambra 1400, one of the Time Travel series of teas created by the Raleigh Tea Company, available every week at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market. I chose that for two reasons (besides the fact he loves exotic teas and pretty much … More Celebrating Juneteenth
You know, besides the fact that I’m alive and well and my beloved family and friends and students and spiritual community are alive and well…. On Thursday mornings, I arise early to do my weekly grocery shopping and then do an online yoga class starting at 9:30. The yoga class is now sponsored by the … More What I Am Particularly Grateful for This Morning (or Lessons of the Inch Worm)
Last week I wrote about our return to listening to the live, in-person, outdoors NC Symphony concerts known as Summerfest, which is perhaps my favorite summer tradition. Yesterday I wrote about my return to movie theaters in order to see In the Heights (which I haven’t done yet, but I’ve got specific plans to do … More This Video Celebrating a Return to a Pre-Pandemic Activity Brought Tears to My Eyes
I’ve been waiting for this day for years––literally years. Since 2016, actually, when it was announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was the toast of Broadway with his blockbuster Hamilton, would co-produce a movie version of his first musical, In the Heights. There were a few detours along the way; it was originally going to be … More It’s Finally Here! THE Movie Event of My Summer