Building Community – One Berry at a Time

Building Community – One Berry at a Time

It’s blueberry season, at least where I live, and blackberry season, too. Like tomatoes on the vine and okra on the stalk, they are seasonal reminders that we live in a world of amazing abundance and variety, with much to be grateful for. We enjoy the bounty that...
We All Have Power to Bridge Divisions

We All Have Power to Bridge Divisions

A young Jewish girl timidly walked up to the mosque and asked to speak with the imam. I was dressed in gym clothes and a cap doing yard work around the Islamic center. I guess I did not look the part. “I am the imam,” I said, laughing. She handed me an envelope with...
COVID-19’s Rude Awakening Boosted Community

COVID-19’s Rude Awakening Boosted Community

We are enduring a rude awakening to realities our everyday life in Australia allows us to ignore. We are discovering things that much of the “majority world” knew all along and lives with all the time. We are realizing that our so-called “normal” is in fact an...
Don’t Read Society’s False Labels

Don’t Read Society’s False Labels

Instructions. I don’t read them. I’m a member of the group that likes to look at the box and then figure out how it all goes together. I’m sure there is a name, a label for that. Speaking of which, I don’t read labels. I am not counting calories. I’m a budding...