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LocalRoving: Green Foods Market (& the power of detours)

Today, on the way home from a meeting in Melbourne, I took the opportunity to check out a place I’ve had my eye on for weeks now – a little white and pale-green house tucked on the corner of Malabar … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Reclaim the Holidays ~ from Consumers to Producers

“Angels we have heard on high, tell us to go out and buy” So goes Tom Lehrer’s “A Christmas Carol,” which rings strangely relevant today despite the fact that it was written over 50 years ago. As Lehrer says, “Christmas time … Continue reading

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The Season for Waiting is Over

  Well, Happy New Year, friends! In February? Yeah…a bit late, but better late than never. Late as it may be to do it, I want to open this year of blogging/writing by trying to put into words the big, clanging, stinging-yet-freeing … Continue reading

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What’s in a Meal? (pt.1)

What’s in a meal? Well, there’s the obvious:  Food…  togetherness (potentially)…  conversation.  What else? A recent meal I had the fortune to attend gave me a glimpse into that answer. On a warm summer day about a month ago here … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Summer Job… Broadway Roving Youth Corps

Last month, I took part in a series of interviews held with young neighbors in the Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood here in Indianapolis as part of Broadway United Methodist Church‘s JSP Roving Youth summer program.  I also made my first collaborative … Continue reading

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Roving Notes (Chicago): A Forgotten Gift / El Tata

  after packing up and double, triple-scanning the hotel room to make sure I got all stray earrings and socks, I headed back to my dear friend Arturo‘s in Pilsen neighborhood.   We shared delicious leftovers from the Thai restaurant I … Continue reading

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Wednesday at Broadway: Tacos, Art, Abundance

Being a freelance has unusual perks–like being able to choose your office space for the day on a whim.  Lately, I’ve been trying to plant myself in “third places” — spots that lend themselves to interaction among community members.  I’m … Continue reading

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ABCD Workshop in Sarasota!

I’m just now coming off the buzz of an incredible workshop I had the pleasure of co-hosting together with ABCD Institute Faculty member Dan Duncan and Mary Butler, a local ABCD Neighborhood Organizer and my good friend. Here is the … Continue reading

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