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    Another Hinge Point

    If you’ve tried to start pretty much anything, you know those hinge points.  Do we try this new something, or do we leave this one behind.  It’s not a trivial matter.  The saying yes is costly.  It’s time.  It’s prayer.  It’s mental energy.  It’s elbow grease.  “I’m going to do this”, of course, implies that […]

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    Home Made Pretzels

    Here’s a wonderful autumn recipe that I’ve been wanting to share with you.  It’s wonderfully simple and incredibly tasty.  In less than an hour, you can have them on the table. When Charlie was in graduate school in Chicago, we lived in a building with a ton of other business school students.  It’s marked in […]

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  • Our Simpson Backpacking Adventure 2014

    I wanted to share this video that my sweet husband just finished this morning.  We had a wonderful adventure a few weeks ago backpacking from Tenaya Lake to Yosemite Valley.   I’ll give a brief FAQ on our backpacking experience.  These are the questions I’ve had frequently since we’ve been back. How was it? Wonderful!! What […]

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  • Is “what do you need?” really the best question to ask?

    In addressing poverty, most people start with the question “what do you need?”. In When Helping Hurts, Corbett and Fikkert propose what I think is a better question: what do you already have? It’s a slower question. It’s a question that takes more time. It’s a question that requires really thoughtful backers. In When Helping […]

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