Learning Out Loud: Cooking Something New Each Week of 2021

Week Eighteen: Lamb, almond, and prune tagine Week Seventeen: Baked eggs with mozzarella in tomato cups topped with cheddar cheese, scallions, and basil Week Sixteen: Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Rice Crispy Squares Made with brown rice crisps, brown rice syrup, almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and chocolate chips Week Fifteen: Artichokes with Garlic, Lemon,Continue reading “Learning Out Loud: Cooking Something New Each Week of 2021”

Cultivating patriotism

I am reading various books with dramatic stories of immigrants and refugees to Canada – stories of persons who have fled civil war, genocide, and terrorism. While many details in these books are heart-wrenching, shocking, and extreme, what I find interesting is what is actually most moving because the things that move me most areContinue reading “Cultivating patriotism”

“Pick one shoe.”

A short reflection upon reading the preface of Tima Kurdi’s book The Boy on the Beach: My Family’s Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home: It’s so important and helpful to have these particular stories of individuals, sometimes with photos – memoirs written that are so descriptive and that completely endear a personContinue reading ““Pick one shoe.””