Fourth Day of Peace Thought: Let’s All Choose to Get on the Peace Train Every Day

This is a quote by former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, that is displayed as part of the Franklin Roosevelt monument that is also along the tidal basin. “The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party, or one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative … More Fourth Day of Peace Thought: Let’s All Choose to Get on the Peace Train Every Day

An Addendum to Heroes

One of my dear blog readers sent me this tidbit this morning: So yes–Hugh Bonneville, star of the Paddington movies, confirmed that Ukrainian President Zelenksy provided the voice of Paddington in the Unkrainian version of the movie as one of the roles in his former career as a comedian and actor. If you recall, he … More An Addendum to Heroes

Heroes

As I write this post this morning, my heart is heavy, knowing the beautiful city show above, Kyiv (often also Westernized as Kiev), is under attack by Russian troops seeking to take over the country. There have been explosions and fighting and already hundreds of deaths and casualities, many if not most of them among … More Heroes

Meatless Monday: Pupusas (with a Side of Social Justice)

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)

My Special Loki Meal

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

This Video Celebrating a Return to a Pre-Pandemic Activity Brought Tears to My Eyes

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