family life, women

Respecting the dress

“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.” Charles Eames, industrial designer In its first life, the dress went to a summer dance on the shores of Lake Michigan in 1963. Not long after, it traveled with the teen girl who delighted in it to Appalachia -- to a small city hugged by low,… Continue reading Respecting the dress

spiritual life, women

Be careful what you wish

“We think we know what we want, but we can never really know until we've got it. And sometimes when we have, we discover we never really wanted it in the first place - but then it's too late." Alexandra Potter, British novelist Walking past a computer where a daughter was checking out another Sims… Continue reading Be careful what you wish

recipes, spiritual life, women

Church ladies in action…

Bringing over an e-magazine piece from Weelunk.com: Nora Edinger  July 16, 2019 There’s a practical reason Lesa Tustin wears her apron inside out. It’s one of perhaps a million tweaks in the city’s ever-unfolding presence of Greek immigrants and food inspired by sea and sun. “It this rice?!” the tech guy demanded on the day she decided… Continue reading Church ladies in action…

spiritual life, women

Little dress, better world

"Together, we can make a difference ... one little dress at a time." Rachel O'Neill, head of Little Dresses for Africa, despair-defying firebrand If you have a lovely pillowcase, a summer afternoon and minimal sewing skills, you have the right stuff to make a difference in one little girl's life. That's all it takes to… Continue reading Little dress, better world