Today is the day that the United Nations has set as the International Day of Peace. I’m involved with a number of groups that are honoring this day with prayers and meditations and such, so I did a number of peace-related activities this morning as part of my morning spiritual practices. That was lovely, so … More Today is the UN’s International Day of Peace
In my blog post yesterday about the invasion of Ukraine, I confessed my sorrow about the start of a new war and my lack of knowledge about how I as a private citizen can do much to alleviate the situtation. Later that day, I happened upon this video by Hank Green, one of the much-beloved … More What To Do When You Feel Helpless
NOTE: Today’s blog post comes courtesy of the UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers, which sponsored a series of WONDERFUL live webinars showcasing recipes and food traditions from other countries in a Cultural Kitchen Series. More on that later. First, I apologize for the break in posts. I was taking advantage of summer opportunities and the relatively … More Meatless Monday: Pupusas (with a Side of Social Justice)
As I mentioned last week, Sir Elton John is sharing one of his concert videos for free for the next few weekends as a fundraiser for his foundation, which is expanding its usual work with AIDS/HIV patients to include all the negative impacts related to COVID-19. This weekend’s show (which becomes available at 3:00 PM … More Elton at Madison Square Garden Tonight
Three students who grew up homeschooling together (along with my son) started playing music together a few years ago. Even though they are all attending college, they have continued playing together on holidays in a band they named The Offbeats. They specialize in playing family-friendly classic rock. While this is mostly just a hobby and … More Free, Family Friendly, Live Streaming Concert to Benefit Pay-what-you-can Cafe
Today, July 24, is National Tequila Day! What a great reason for celebrating what, at least in North Carolina, has been a really hot, humid, stormy week. While Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has run out of free videos to show for your weekend’s entertainment, Sir Elton John is stepping up to fill the void! Sir … More Songs, Sips, Sups, Science, and Social Action for National Tequila Day
As I’ve written about before, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s YouTube channel is displaying one of his works for free over these coronavirus weekends (in the East Coast Time Zone, from 2:00 PM Friday May 15 – 2:00 PM Sunday May 17). This weekend’s production is the musical Cats. I really like Cats. But you have … More Broadway Blessings 7: Cats!
Of course, Barbra Streisand is more than just a Broadway star. But Broadway was where she got her start (who can forget her Fanny Brice?) and her Broadway songs are many of my favorites of her recordings, so I’m counting her as a Broadway Blessing. On May 5, Barbra released this video in honor of … More Broadway Blessings #6: Barbra!
Our Spiritual Center runs a community outreach project every month to support organizations in the Triangle NC area that are making the world a better place. For May, June, and July, the Youth & Teen Ministry, of which I am a part, are sponsoring the events, organized under the umbrella title of our TCSL Summer of … More Preparing for our SNAP Challenge