Monthly Archives: June 2012

Quarterly report #5: 101 things in 1001 days

5th quarterly report: April – June, 2012 I’ve completed 55 of 101 things in 1001 days. It’s been a busy spring, and I have some adventures lined up for the summer. Tasks completed: #9. Make homemade pasta: Making homemade whole wheat … Continue reading

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A Bee Hive

It was fun to get to see the bees in the new hive at the farm where I have a CSA share for this year. They were as busy as a … well, they were pretty busy. The farm purchased … Continue reading

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Begrudgingly Intrigued Teenagers and J. Alfred Prufrock

I chose “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot to memorize because it takes me back to my first year of teaching. A room of sweaty teenagers in dress shirts and ties, blouses and skirts, waited, pens poised, for me … Continue reading

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Radishes, scapes, and greens, oh my (CSA share)

During most trips to my grocery store, I buy vegetables from thousands of miles away, shipped unripe and picked long ago; they’ve lost their freshness and a lot of their nutrition sitting on trucks. But this weekend was filled with … Continue reading

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Thailand travel photos

There is nothing that gets me yearning to travel more than seeing beautiful or unusual photos from a place I’ve never been. I have been enjoying the Travel Photography Inspiration Project at DPS, which has featured reader-submitted photos from such … Continue reading

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Fried Chicken on the Marrakesh Express

Fried Chicken on the Marrakesh Express With many restaurants closed for Ramadan, we resigned ourselves to a greasy meal of fast food in the train depot. While not happy about this, truth be told, I couldn’t look at another tagine … Continue reading

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