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Making our Garden Grow

It started with food – I love it! And I love preparing it when time and inclination align. I’m what you might call a patschke cook – someone who likes to make dishes that require using a lot of ingredients and making a lot of mess! (Fortunately, most of the time, I’m also a clean-as-you-go […]

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Gratitude isn’t Just an Attitude!

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson As a friend and student of mine said to me yesterday, there is nothing like […]

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Radical Hospitality

“Baruch ha-ba b’shem Adonai – Each who comes with the name Adonai is blessed” (Psalms 118:26) These words are more commonly translated (and idiomatically) along the lines of “Blessed are (or “Welcome”) those who come in God’s name.” To me, however, they have recently taken on a different meaning, reflected above. Last week, I experienced […]

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