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Nancy called

Phew! Another long & satisfying day… Passed a major milestone in building our company (updates on that soon!), made it outside to plant a half-box of black-eyed peas, and blasted through tons of communications. I’ve been challenging myself lately to … Continue reading

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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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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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Bee Ridge Park Jam: 15 years of bluegrass, country and gospel

[Originally published in This Week in Sarasota]   Last Thursday  gave me an opportunity to do two cool things:  Fulfill a pledge made two months ago to visit and report on one local open mic per month, then report back on its … Continue reading

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