Author Archives: Jane

On Reverence

I was grumpy this morning, like most. But while I pouted and hurried and tried to do all the things, Andrew stood in the middle of the kitchen floor, giggling about his jeans shrinking, pointed to his backside and declared

On Reverence

I was grumpy this morning, like most. But while I pouted and hurried and tried to do all the things, Andrew stood in the middle of the kitchen floor, giggling about his jeans shrinking, pointed to his backside and declared

“The Practice of Wearing Skin”

Over the holidays I read Barbara Brown Taylor’s book An Alter in the World. Tumbling down another road into another year, her words reverberate, reminding me to stay present and to overflow with gratitude. This excerpt comes from the chapter

“The Practice of Wearing Skin”

Over the holidays I read Barbara Brown Taylor’s book An Alter in the World. Tumbling down another road into another year, her words reverberate, reminding me to stay present and to overflow with gratitude. This excerpt comes from the chapter

Advent Reflection: Love

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I

Advent Reflection: Love

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I

Passed Out and Carrot Pumpkin Soup

My husband got sick last week and passed out in the bathtub. It wasn’t normal passing out though, he started to convulse like he was having a seizure and for two handfuls of seconds I thought maybe he was dying.

Passed Out and Carrot Pumpkin Soup

My husband got sick last week and passed out in the bathtub. It wasn’t normal passing out though, he started to convulse like he was having a seizure and for two handfuls of seconds I thought maybe he was dying.

Things I’m Reading

I read an essay yesterday that changed my life and today I will read something-or-other that will probably change my life. A few words tacked together which will alter my paradigm of understanding like tectonic plates, sometimes with the seismic

Things I’m Reading

I read an essay yesterday that changed my life and today I will read something-or-other that will probably change my life. A few words tacked together which will alter my paradigm of understanding like tectonic plates, sometimes with the seismic

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My Favorite Song Today

I would normally post the video here: Except that I can’t find it anywhere, and in my search found, instead, that the musician went on a bit of a homophobic rant during a show in San Fransisco this past March.

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My Favorite Song Today

I would normally post the video here: Except that I can’t find it anywhere, and in my search found, instead, that the musician went on a bit of a homophobic rant during a show in San Fransisco this past March.

Travel Notes

It’s been a rich, long and densely packed October trapezing around the South. People keep saying to me, “I know you’re busy, but…” and it makes me wonder if I’m giving off the wrong vibe–the one that says I don’t

Travel Notes

It’s been a rich, long and densely packed October trapezing around the South. People keep saying to me, “I know you’re busy, but…” and it makes me wonder if I’m giving off the wrong vibe–the one that says I don’t

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Simple Tomato Basil Soup

SIMPLE TOMATO BASIL SOUP Prep Time: 8 minutes. Cook Time: 20 minutes. Serves: 8-10 Ingredients: 4 cups vegetable broth 2, 28oz cans diced organic tomatoes 1 large fresh tomato, diced 1 1/4 cups canned, full-fat coconut milk 12-15 leaves fresh

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Simple Tomato Basil Soup

SIMPLE TOMATO BASIL SOUP Prep Time: 8 minutes. Cook Time: 20 minutes. Serves: 8-10 Ingredients: 4 cups vegetable broth 2, 28oz cans diced organic tomatoes 1 large fresh tomato, diced 1 1/4 cups canned, full-fat coconut milk 12-15 leaves fresh

Birthday Boy Beef Stew

It was a very happy birthday as my sweet husband turned a whopping twenty-six yesterday. For two years in row, we’ve celebrated with this hearty stew. It signals a new season of both life and weather. As the trees change

Birthday Boy Beef Stew

It was a very happy birthday as my sweet husband turned a whopping twenty-six yesterday. For two years in row, we’ve celebrated with this hearty stew. It signals a new season of both life and weather. As the trees change

Crustless Squash Quiche + A Chicken Attack

There was a chicken attack. Last night, just before dusk. I am standing in the kitchen with a glass of wine and tub of hummus. Andrew is in class. Suddenly, panicked squawks. A noise surely of chicken, but not one

Crustless Squash Quiche + A Chicken Attack

There was a chicken attack. Last night, just before dusk. I am standing in the kitchen with a glass of wine and tub of hummus. Andrew is in class. Suddenly, panicked squawks. A noise surely of chicken, but not one

Bird Migration

Can you hear them? Behind still-green leaves of old trees, coming on ancient v’s, over wide quiet lakes over steaming cities and licorice asphalt and the Blue Ridge like great stalagmites, from the sky. Over early frosted cotton and rotten

Bird Migration

Can you hear them? Behind still-green leaves of old trees, coming on ancient v’s, over wide quiet lakes over steaming cities and licorice asphalt and the Blue Ridge like great stalagmites, from the sky. Over early frosted cotton and rotten

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Mushroom Stroganoff for the New Readers!

Well, old friends and new, with that little Freshly Pressed episode all settled – let’s get down to it! Who are you? What’s your favorite home-cooked meal? And how do you spend suddenly open Saturday afternoons? If I could have

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Mushroom Stroganoff for the New Readers!

Well, old friends and new, with that little Freshly Pressed episode all settled – let’s get down to it! Who are you? What’s your favorite home-cooked meal? And how do you spend suddenly open Saturday afternoons? If I could have

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Turning 24

Nothing changes when one turns 24, except of course, you, who has likely changed very much since 23. Last year I insisted on celebrating my birthday at an Irish pub. I wanted everyone to plan something spectacular for me, but

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Turning 24

Nothing changes when one turns 24, except of course, you, who has likely changed very much since 23. Last year I insisted on celebrating my birthday at an Irish pub. I wanted everyone to plan something spectacular for me, but

Technicolor Meaning and a Naked, Inexhaustible Fury

“Once, driving around the lake by our house we stopped and looked at the sunset, a December sky. He [Carl Sandburg] spoke of the ‘gunmetal sky’ and looked for a long time… For I could feel what was going on

Technicolor Meaning and a Naked, Inexhaustible Fury

“Once, driving around the lake by our house we stopped and looked at the sunset, a December sky. He [Carl Sandburg] spoke of the ‘gunmetal sky’ and looked for a long time… For I could feel what was going on

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Pesto Egg Toast

Two slices make a fine, simple dinner. PESTO EGG TOAST This recipe is for 2 servings, 2 eggs and 2 slices of toast per serving Ingredients: 4 slices sprouted wheat bread 4 fresh eggs 4 leaves kale, chopped small and

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Pesto Egg Toast

Two slices make a fine, simple dinner. PESTO EGG TOAST This recipe is for 2 servings, 2 eggs and 2 slices of toast per serving Ingredients: 4 slices sprouted wheat bread 4 fresh eggs 4 leaves kale, chopped small and

Pensive Friday

I was riding to work this morning when I came to a stop sign. A hot pink VW bug stopped at the same time at a stop sign across and slightly diagonal from the one in front of me. I

Pensive Friday

I was riding to work this morning when I came to a stop sign. A hot pink VW bug stopped at the same time at a stop sign across and slightly diagonal from the one in front of me. I

UPDATE 8.8.13

Well, we married off these precious ones last Saturday. I am reveling in the relief, grateful that it all came off, everyone lived, and the happy couple left wearing white hats. In other news, we woke up at 5:30 this

UPDATE 8.8.13

Well, we married off these precious ones last Saturday. I am reveling in the relief, grateful that it all came off, everyone lived, and the happy couple left wearing white hats. In other news, we woke up at 5:30 this

More from the Journal

I’m marrying off my best friend this Saturday at 10:00 am. We are all full of love and anticipation. The preparations have left me little time to write, but standing on my soap box for vulnerability, I share yesterday’s journal

More from the Journal

I’m marrying off my best friend this Saturday at 10:00 am. We are all full of love and anticipation. The preparations have left me little time to write, but standing on my soap box for vulnerability, I share yesterday’s journal

A Journal Entry of Jealous Chagrin

Under misty puffs of smoke and kaleidoscope lights, I flipped through my most recent journal entry. My mind skipped from the message on stage and I fell into my own scribbly pages… 6.14 I have this notebook but I never

A Journal Entry of Jealous Chagrin

Under misty puffs of smoke and kaleidoscope lights, I flipped through my most recent journal entry. My mind skipped from the message on stage and I fell into my own scribbly pages… 6.14 I have this notebook but I never

Big Dreams and a Mushroom + Kale Frittata

There have been some changes around here. For starters, I finally bought the domain name. This makes me feel as if my project and purpose here are somehow more defined, and therefore, significant. I’ve spent many long minutes sitting with

Big Dreams and a Mushroom + Kale Frittata

There have been some changes around here. For starters, I finally bought the domain name. This makes me feel as if my project and purpose here are somehow more defined, and therefore, significant. I’ve spent many long minutes sitting with