Ramblings and Rants

On A Wild Goose Chase

Instructions for living a life. Pay Attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ~Mary Oliver

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and Reflections on Turning Fifty

They tell me that 50 is the new fabulous…..Do I believe them?  Maybe.   I know that I am closer to death than I am to birth.  A reminder that life has a finite span.  This thought both sobers me and liberates me.  Makes me stop and think often of what’s important, what’s not. I

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Ramblings and Rants

Part II: The Inspiration of an Unintended Beekeeper

Beekeeping is more than just loving honey, it requires that you be prepared to learn new life lessons taught to you by your bees or be reinforced from the perspective of bees. Bees are one nature’s most fascinating insects, they are the only insects to make honey and are depended upon for 80% of the

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Ramblings and Rants

Part I: The Inspiration of an Unintended Beekeeper

Life surprises me in ways that are not earth shattering or life changing but are in response to unique extraordinary events that are outside of my ordinary experiences.  These moments often provide me with clarity in this journey we call life.  The inspiration from our son the beekeeper was one of those experiences. If you

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Don’t Eat So Fast!

The slow food movement has become a social and political movement aimed at challenging us to think about our food choices and to establish a reconnection with local farmers and food artisans by creating a link between producers and consumers. The slow food movement is also a reaction to the fast food life style. Sharing

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Savoring the Season

Virtues of Tomatoes

I have been on a tomato love fest these last couple of months fueled by my desire to eat locally. I understand that anything that is grown with care, attention and close to its source can’t be anything but delicious. My recent tomato journey began with reading an article in Gourmet Magazine,   (Politics of the

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