Monthly Archives: May 2014

Heartlander of the Week: Sing a Song of All of Us

Some week’s are easy. To Maya Angelou: Poet Laureate, poet of beauty and grit, of suffering, struggle and victory. Voice of the defeated. The determination of a generation. What else is there to say?

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Gluten-free Monday: Torta Success!!!!

So, I have previously chronicled my dubious attempts to make torta—the layered potato and egg savory pie found in Spanish restaurants. Earlier results have been something closer to a breakfast scramble, edible, but not even close to the showy and … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: The Old College Try

To the Boettcher Foundation, and all the other awesome organizations giving away money to people who plan to attend college or graduate school next fall. Education is awesome.  It is also very expensive.  Tuition payments, time out of the full … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Tell Them Again

Woahhhhhh!!! Yes, last week was Food Allergy Awareness Week. Symbol is the Teal Ribbon. And in honor of the Teal Ribbon, let me repeat: Food allergies and sensitivities are real. To answer a few (unasked?) questions about food allergies: Do … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Where to Start

This week’s Heartlander is Brown vs Board of Education and the school desegregation movement. Separate is not equal. It is not equity. It is separate. Who knows? No way to tell. Probability approaches zero that discrete events are equivalent. The … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: the Head and the Heart

This week’s Heartlanders are a Mother-Daughter Team in California who are helping the pets of homeless individuals. One of the barriers to getting homeless people into a housed situation, and sometimes a contributing factor to homelessness, is pets. People lose … Continue reading

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Child’s Play?

In which we explore the basic tenant of post-modern America that everything one needs to know is taught in Star Trek . . . . I really do believe that in all things there are two kinds of people—night people … Continue reading

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