Maya Angelou for the soul

This morning Maya Angelou passed away at age 86. The world knows her as a poet, a novelist, an actress, and an activist who gave us words and dance and a life of invaluable teachings. She was a writer with her life, and also, a writer of…

Recipe for breaking the cycle of poverty, as I saw it

I don’t much follow recipes. It’s how come my brownies always turn out extra chocolatey, my 12-muffin batch into 17 , and my spaghetti sauce hints at cinnamon. I save a lot of recipes though. I recently took 14 photos of recipes from a single…

Teacherhood of a dirty chalkboard

For day 24 of #Janblogaday‘s “teachers” topic, I’ve asked a few school teachers I know for a few words on “a teacher is…” Although its no extraordinary discovery, I found that these teachers (in different schools, teaching different age groups, across states and transcending their number of…

Better than the Grammys

Most people have cooler Friday nights than I do. I like to stay up late and Google things. Tonight I learned that all the hurricanes have already been named through 2017, which seems a little presumptuous. This is kind of a big deal to me…

Hedren Household: Talerico steps down, Hedren appointed CEO

Former CEO Talerico steps down after suspicions of mental instability; Appointment of Hedren signals renewed leadership; Confused household roles find normalcy after years of angst UPDATE: Colin Hedren, newly appointed CEO of the Hedren Household, has made several public remarks insisting he is being underpaid…

Admitting failure — Oh, good, you are human.

Getting in the aid blog action this week…. this post is part of J.’s Aid Blog Forum. Topic: Admitting aid failure. I’ve been doing a fair amount of soul searching lately. (Not soul-mate searching, I already found one of those). Soul searching… like trying to…