community, spiritual life

America’s big-God problems

Some context for WordPress readers: This story posted today on Weelunk.com. The state in which I live has the highest rate of opioid overdose deaths in America. Nora Edinger  January 23, 2019 Editor’s note: In a continuing series about how valley residents express their spirituality, Weelunk hit the road with a trio of New Martinsville residents who… Continue reading America’s big-God problems

family life

How to stay warm

"A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” Markus Zusak, Australian writer, The Book Thief It is freezing here. Literally. Snow is falling outside the window seat where I am working. Tiny flakes, but it's dense enough one can tell it means business without consulting The Weather Channel. Yet more… Continue reading How to stay warm

books, outdoors

5 reads that pack sunny glow

"Maggie saw the sunset before she saw the cottage. It stretched across Lake Michigan in a broad sweep of orange and a glowing pink not unlike the colors of her borrowed skirt. Beach clothes, indeed." Nora Edinger, Dune Girl Looking paler than oatmeal? Wearing so many layers you cannot bend your elbows? Watching commercials for… Continue reading 5 reads that pack sunny glow

recipes

Dial-it-back pea soup

“...you will still find people who believe that soup will cure any hurt or illness and is no bad thing to have for the funeral either.” John Steinbeck, East of Eden Holidays seem to be all about more. When they're over, I like to clear the slate. I do some extra cleaning. I dejunk. I pare… Continue reading Dial-it-back pea soup

spiritual life

Vegans kicked down the door

“Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.” St. Augustine "Remember," my youngest daughter whisper-hissed at me from across the restaurant table. She was eyeing the rather handsome server who was headed our way. "You're vegan. " The italics were necessary in her voice and… Continue reading Vegans kicked down the door