Notes to My Younger Self; Eleven Things I’d like to say.

“Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.” –Bob Dylan Time goes so very fast doesn’t it? I remember hearing this when I was younger and not really paying it much attention, but the older I get the more true this seems to be. I am a creature of habit,Continue reading “Notes to My Younger Self; Eleven Things I’d like to say.”

Notes to My Younger Self; Eleven Things I’d like to say.

“Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.” –Bob Dylan Time goes so very fast doesn’t it? I remember hearing this when I was younger and not really paying it much attention, but the older I get the more true this seems to be.  I am a creature of habit,Continue reading “Notes to My Younger Self; Eleven Things I’d like to say.”

14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama

  Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized byContinue reading “14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama”

14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” . “There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” . “Today, more than ever before, life must be characterizedContinue reading “14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama”

The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)

“Preserving was almost a mania with Mrs. Bergson… When there was nothing to preserve, she began to pickle.” —Willa Cather, “Death Comes for the Archbishop” (1927) Fermented foods still amaze me. Not only are they bursting with flavor and so incredibly good for you, but they basically make themselves; you simply provide the proper conditionsContinue reading “The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)”

The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)

“Preserving was almost a mania with Mrs. Bergson…When there was nothing to preserve, she began to pickle.” —Willa Cather, “Death Comes for the Archbishop” (1927) Fermented foods still amaze me. Not only are they bursting with flavor and so incredibly good for you, but they basically make themselves; you simply provide the proper conditions and letContinue reading “The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)”

How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)

This is really easy and the outcome is so delicious that I’ve even had a devout “tofu hater” say it was really good. Eaten as a snack, on a salad or sandwich, or as a component to a stir-fry or rice dish, it delicious, healthy, and versatile. I seasoned this with Cajun seasoning and seaContinue reading “How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)”

How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)

This is really easy and the outcome is so delicious that I’ve even had a devout “tofu hater” say it was really good. Eaten as a snack, on a salad or sandwich, or as a component to a stir-fry or rice dish, it delicious, healthy, and versatile. I seasoned this with Cajun seasoning and seaContinue reading “How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)”

Let Me Walk in Beauty (a Native American Prayer)

 Image found here Let Me Walk in Beauty O Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me. I am small and weak. I need your strength and wisdom.   Let me walk in beauty and let my eyes ever behold the red andContinue reading “Let Me Walk in Beauty (a Native American Prayer)”

Let Me Walk in Beauty (a Native American Prayer)

 Image found here Let Me Walk in Beauty O Great Spirit,whose voice I hear in the windsand whose breath gives life to all the world,hear me.I am small and weak.I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beautyand let my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.Make my hands respect the thingsContinue reading “Let Me Walk in Beauty (a Native American Prayer)”

Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968 “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep ourContinue reading “Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller”

Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller

Helen Adams KellerJune 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968 “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our facesContinue reading “Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller”

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#595 & #596)

#595…A case of red wine and a gym bag. #596…A gym bag, a book bag, a dough rising bucket, three loaves of freshly baked bread, and a pile of cardboard boxes (boxes within boxes). Urban Simplicity.