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Podcast: an Introduction to a Space to Share Our Stories

Podcast: an Introduction to a Space to Share Our Stories

I started a podcast. I started a podcast because my friend said, "You should start a podcast!" I started a podcast because I found a great platform that made it really easy. I started a podcast because I've been secretly wanting my own radio show since 2001 when I...

29 Ways to Use Vinegar in Your Home

29 Ways to Use Vinegar in Your Home

Did you know that vinegar is a natural way to clean your home without using any toxic chemicals? It is! 11 years ago, I found this list of 29 ways to use vinegar at home for a tabling event hosted by the library. It was called "Keep Portland Weird". And, using vinegar...

Finnish Kropsu (Baked Pancake)

Finnish Kropsu (Baked Pancake)

While visiting my sister-in-law, she served Finnish Kropsu or Baked Pancakes for breakfast. It turns out she got the recipe from my sister. This is a favorite recipe for holidays, family gatherings, or an easy mix for the morning. Finnish Kropsu (Baked Pancake) My...

Borax ant poison to fix that pesky problem in your home

Borax ant poison to fix that pesky problem in your home

In the beginning, we had an ant problem Do you have an ant problem? We do. And, over the last 16 years of living here, I have only found one solution to work: homemade borax ant poison. Living here in the Portland Metro area, someone once told me a section of town,...

Prayer

Prayer

How do you pray? Prayer. What is it? How do you do it? How often should you do it?      I have pondered this a lot in my growing up years. I grew up Catholic. We went to church most Sundays, I attended weekly religious education classes since before 4th grade (though...

Moon Phase Journal Prompts

Moon Phase Journal Prompts

The stars. The Luminaries. They are our guides if we choose to see and use them. I created my celestial planner as a way to see some of these guides. And, I wanted to share with you the moon phase journal prompts I created for 2019. These are published in my planner,...

Paleo Crockpot Chili

Paleo Crockpot Chili

The need for already-prepared meals is definitely an every-two-week need in our household. Something happens, and my daily obligations bump into nightly obligations, and suddenly the food prep time required for dinner is erased. I have always been leery of crockpot...

Troubleshooting 101

Troubleshooting 101

I was helping a client learn about how to use her computer, and we ran into a problem. Later, I was helping my son figure something out, and I realized troubleshooting has three basic steps.  First, a little background. I was talking with a friend, whose husband...

The Luminaries

The Luminaries

C 2002 or 2003, Me, in my Petulant Early 20s They say, and I have observed this to be true, the older you get the less you know. I had a lot of petulant confidence in my early twenties. Though I have always had a penchant for understanding the grey areas of life, I...

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