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Who am I?

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Who are you?  I have been asked this a lot lately. I have been asked it in work, outside of work, and even my counselor has asked me this questions.  Each time I have clearly stated my disdain for the question.  "I hate that question", has been the actual statement. As the question was asked more and more and it was a counseling homework assignment, I found I had to answer it … [Read more...]

on being called to live in community

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"Where is Japanese?"- asks either of my kids, any time we have a Japanese student living with us. (a lot of the time phrasing questions in this manner as well IN FRONT OF THEM, ex. "does Japanese want ice cream?" "does Japanese want to go outside and play with us?" "HEY JAPANESE!...") "He's sleeping right now, and remember, it's "Yuki (pronounced 'yuk')-- don't call him 'Japanese', it's rude. … [Read more...]

the simple delight of a lost tooth

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One of my goals in life is to never loose sight of the small, everyday, ordinary things. I want to celebrate the common and to pass along to my children a love and appreciation for the simple.     … [Read more...]

Black & White Chicken Chili {A formal soup indeed…}

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Seattle!!!! I'm in Seattle, Washington this week for my third International Food Bloggers Conference. I keep coming back to this conference because each time I've left I've implemented what I learned and it helped me GROW- both as a brand manager and as a blogger always at heart. From learning how to photograph food well, recapturing the joy of writing about foods, discovering new foods and trends … [Read more...]