Oman – Inspiration for everyday life from a foreign land

Yesterday I returned from a week in Bahrain and Oman.  Sometimes travel doesn’t reveal new insights or make a great impact on my worldview.  Sometimes a trip simply contributes inspiration for small, everyday decisions.  Instead of making my regular cup of coffee some morning, I might mix cardamon in the coffee grounds.  Being surrounded by… Read More Oman – Inspiration for everyday life from a foreign land

Calamities and apparel – where clothes go to die

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about death and the apparel industry.  Last week over 400 factory workers in Bangladesh were crushed and killed when the factory they worked in collapsed on them.  This calamity was manmade and could have been prevented.  Those mothers and fathers and children were making clothes headed to the global… Read More Calamities and apparel – where clothes go to die

San Diego goat makes a tasty meal (yes, even you could make this at home)

{Warning: Graphic photos of raw goat meat contained in this article}  We don’t try to recreate Grandma’s perfect holiday feast for our family festivities.  We’re certainly not opposed to eating a traditional American feast, but we often just go with something we really like for a meal because we like it, not because it’s tradition.  My youngest brother,… Read More San Diego goat makes a tasty meal (yes, even you could make this at home)

Living Carnival Triumph conditions every day

“Passengers sleeping in areas resembling campgrounds, getting by with lunch meats and fruit for food and using red plastic bags and ice buckets as toilets.“ “No power, no toilets, nothing. . . limited food and filthy conditions.“ “. . .  No air conditioning, no diapers for babies, the toilets won’t flush and four-hour lines for food.“… Read More Living Carnival Triumph conditions every day