Monthly Archives: November 2013

Heartlander of the Week: Let it Glow

This week’s Heartlander is the Australian guy who set the Guinness Book Record for the most Christmas lights.  Because it’s Christmas, and Christmas lights are awesome. Let the season begin. 😀   Advertisements

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Heartlander of the Week: Inexplicable

This week’s Heartlander is George Stinney, the youngest person executed in the 20th Century. What is inexplicable to me about George Stinney’s story, is that it happened in the lifetimes of my grandparents and their contemporaries.  I simply don’t understand … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Rescuers

This week’s Heartlanders are animal rescue organizations and animal adopters. As a pets person, it is hard to explain sometimes to people who aren’t pets people why one should own a pet.  Yes, they are messy, they are expensive, they … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: the Holidays Cometh

As we are in the beginning stages of the holiday season, let us consider the challenges for the gluten-free diet and other food sensitivities and allergies.  Buffets, potlucks, catered events, limited menus, hundreds of people eating the same thing as … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Heart to Heart

This week’s Heartlanders are a couple in Los Angeles, the Markoffs, who have been married for 75 years.  The met and married before World War II.  Before TV and antibiotics.  And they are still together. Woah.  There are so many … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Arepa Tacos

I was looking for a quick lunch today, and I couldn’t decide between arepas and tacos . . . .  And then it came to me!  Arepa Tacos!   (AKA the spicy, gluten-free pasty) Following the general recipe for Arepa dough—1 … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: The Elephant Whisperer

This week’s Heartlander is Nirmala Toppo, a fourteen year-old girl in India who can talk to elephants. Why?  Because you’re really cool if you can talk to elephants.  Totally. Happy Diwali, Everyone!

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