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2nd Fern Creek Community Cooking Class

2nd Fern Creek Community Cooking Class

1 by / on October 17, 2013, 7:49 pm / in Celebrations, Community, Ponderings

Our first Fern Creek Cooking Class had such a good response that we’re offering one more before the end of the year–a Holiday Hor d’oeuvre Extravaganza… Leave a reply or email if you want to sign up–we have six spots left between the two classes. And I’m sorry to post something so very local for all you non-local followers. But […]

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Cook. Eat. Slowly. With Friends.

Cook. Eat. Slowly. With Friends.

9 by / on October 10, 2013, 8:51 pm / in Celebrations, Community, Ponderings

Newly discovered quote: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood, and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery (author of The Little Prince) The eight of us that gathered for our inaugural Fern Creek Cooking Class had a […]

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Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

2 by / on September 22, 2013, 3:35 pm / in Community, Ponderings

We had our 8th annual Autumn Equinox gathering last night. Every year we invite six-ish friends or acquaintances to join us for supper, and then a time to share some gifts of the season with each other around a fire in the gazebo. I spent Friday preparing: making tomato sauce for the eggplant parmesan, roasting the vegetables and braising the […]

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List #3: Things for Which I’m Thankful

List #3: Things for Which I’m Thankful

1 by / on July 14, 2013, 5:24 pm / in Community, Ponderings

I need to express gratitude more often. Daily in fact. After more than a half a century of living I’ve accepted the timeless truth that the life lived from gratitude is a better life. So I’ve compiled a list of simple things encountered today as a way to exercise the sweet discipline of offering thanks. #1: The sense of smell–for […]

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1st Ice Cream Social

List #2: Why hosting an Ice Cream Social is a good idea even for introverts

1 by / on June 9, 2013, 10:18 pm / in Community, Ponderings

Mark and I are introverts, which surprises some people because we host events just like extroverts would, can talk in front of groups of people, and can schmooze pretty well in a crowd. But we wouldn’t go to an Ice Cream Social sponsored by our CSA! We have a hard enough time going to our own church picnics! So projecting our introverted […]

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