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A Few Favorite Things: Scenes of September (So Far)

A Few Favorite Things: Scenes of September (So Far)

September 2017 does not want to be taken lightly. In Houston, dear friends — plus thousands of their neighbors — ushered in the month with catastrophic loss. As I type this more dear friends and beloved members of our family are hunkered down in the […]

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A Few Favorite Things: December 13

Read: I bought Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson years ago, read half of it and then stuck it up on my shelf. That’s to no fault of the book itself; I have a bad habit of half-reading books. I get bored quickly. The silverlining […]

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2016 Farm-to-Fork Gift Guide: Kid Edition

Know a preschooler who can’t get enough of building, constructing and creating new things out of simple pieces? Block Mates Farm Animals turn basic wooden blocks into imaginative livestock toys. If you don’t already have some, the blocks can be picked up separately for under […]

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Living The Last Meal

The thing about marriage in that stage of your lives where you’re both busy in the familial sense of having kids who are of a certain age and involved in every extracurricular under the sun, and the professional sense where you’re both able to chase […]

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A Few Favorite Things: April 8

Read: The books I’ve been reading this week don’t really fit with what I usually post here so this week’s book recommendation is an oldie, but goodie I pulled off my shelves. Tracie McMillan put more personally on the line to write The American Way […]

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A Few Favorite Things: April 1

Read: I’ve been in a philosophic mood lately. Last week I pulled a copy of Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on The Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels of my book shelf and tucked it in my bag to carry […]

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A Few Favorite Things: March 25

“No one ever told me that grief feels so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis This was a tough week. One that came on the heels of many tough weeks before it. I could write about tragedies the world over and crazy politicians in our backyard, […]

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A Few of my Favorite Things: March 18

It’s mud season, and ATV season, and baby pig season, and will-we-have-enough-straw-to-get-to-the-dry-season season, and almost lamb season. The wheat fields are green, the frost laws are on, the ground is saturated, the song birds are back, the geese are overhead, the sun is out… sometimes. […]

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Fall Reading List For Foodies, Farmers & Their Families

If all of my good ideas came about while cleaning I might be motivated to do it a little more often, but I think this is the only one that has ever hit me with the duster in hand. And that’s only because the books […]

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The Farm-to-Fork Gift Guide: Do Good Edition

Last year’s guide to gifts that give back was the first gift guide I’d ever published here, and I enjoyed it so much that when I decided to do a series of gift guides this year I knew at least one of them would need […]

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