Monthly Archives: April 2012

Postcard from Lebanon

We have been in Lebanon for one day, and if I had to leave now, the trip would have been worth it.

Some scenes from today: a friend of a friend who is now a friend…takes her Sunday and spends …

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Postcard from Up North

Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. ~ Pope John Paul XXIII

(Lighthouse in spring, Lake Charlevoix. It’s the kind of light that both sends us on our way and welcomes us home. I’ll be watching for just …

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Have homemade granola bars, will travel. To Lebanon.

The year was 1989, and I was a junior in college. My school offered all kinds of study abroad programs, including one for the summer. First my roommate Betsy said she was going. Then Julie. Then Kari. I wanted to …

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Ingredient: Wheat germ

I know what you’re thinking: really, wheat germ? What could she possibly be making that we’ll want to eat that includes wheat germ? She must have confused 2012 with 1972. Why not strawberries or some other gorgeous spring crop?…

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Favorite Things: Parchment paper

Maybe my penchant for paper has to do with my love of books. Or it might reach back to some infant stage when, presented with anything paper, one has the urge to chew on it. I did have a calligraphy …

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