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  • My Cheesy, Italian Valentine

    February 7, 2017
  • Spilling The Beans On Spill Survival:

    January 31, 2017
    The fork is an imperfect apparatus. It's not fully enclosed, making it a challenge to totally secure food. It's also not very ergonomic, with an over-simplified design that ignores how many fingers we have. It's clear why the journey of a forkful of food, from plate to mouth, has its ups and downs. When the downs land in our laps, we scramble, dipping paper napkins into our water glasses. We try to play it cool, while we silently stress about whether the newly stained clothing was "dry clean only" or not. But when spills happen, and they will, there are steps we can take to minimize (or MAXIMIZE!) the damage.Here's a few non-traditional strategies for de-escalating a stain debacle:
  • Greeting the Flowers with Grace: Traditions of Love and Acceptance 

    January 16, 2017
    Every life is its own journey, but when examined within the context of history, even the smallest, seemingly intimate traditions can take on greater meaning. Meet my grandmother, Grace - who taught me that in a world of fences, the most beautiful places are filled with color.
  • Solve Your Resolve: A Mad Libs New Years Resolution Game

    January 5, 2017
    New Years Resolutions, too often, are taken as corrections. We use the promise of a New Year to zero in on our faults and tell ourselves we won't fall into the same traps we did last year. But what if, instead of focusing on ways to improve ourselves, we focused on ways to enjoy ourselves? Instead of searching for corrections, we find ways to improve the lives of others? This year, I invite you to resolve delight, find fun, forge connections, play, imagine, laugh, and relax! Let's begin with fun. Fill out this Mad Libs form to find the New Years Resolutions for your silliest year yet: