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February 24, 2009

The Day before Lent

The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the start of lent, has long been called Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras if you speak French) or Pancake Tuesday if you come out of England. For some reason, growing up Lutheran in the Pacific Northwest,...


February 20, 2009

living her faith by fasting

"One of the critical things the group helped me to identify was the nature of human desire," she said. "Just because so many of us can have what we want doesn’t mean that we should have it. Having what we want isn’t necessarily what’s best for the world."


February 15, 2009

Deserts and Asparagus in Peru

It's raining in the desert. The jungle is becoming a dry forest, a "bosque seca." Mountains white with snowcaps melt into brown dust. This isn't the magical realism of a Mario Vargas Llosa novel. This is the reality of Peru....


February 14, 2009

California Drought - Coming to a Backyard Near Me

Daniel Deffenbaugh is an Associate Professor of Religion at Hastings College and a gardner. He is also a theologian and author of the book Learning the Language of the Fields: Tilling & Keeping as Christian Vocation. I like his book...


February 10, 2009

California Drought - Coming to a Supermarket Near You

It is looking like drought time is coming over us here in Northern California. After a year of floods we’ve now seen two years of blue sky and now we’re midway through the third winter of little to no rain....

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