Monthly Archives: June 2014

Gluten-free Monday: A Safe Fourth of July

If you are gluten-free, the Holidays can be a challenging time to navigate—lots of group eating and potlucks. What to do at the upcoming Fourth of July events? First, you are probably there as much to socialize as anything else. … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Me!

This week’s Heartlander is me. Because it has been three years since my first post. At 355 posts (356 with this one) I have averaged a post once every third day, with some variation, and I have posted at least … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Snaz Up Your Salad

Looking for a way to add some satisfying potatoey yumminess to soups, salads and other dishes? A bit of flavor and bite without the gluten? Dice a potato into cubes, almost any size, from a centimeter to half an inch. … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: FIFA

To FIFA World Cup soccer.  Because there’s something kind of cool about a sports championship that only happens once every four years.  It’s like, I’m not even that in to soccer, and its still, like, wow.  This only happens once … Continue reading

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On Post-Feudalism

I think one of the most challenging aspects of empowerment of any community or group is to convince them that it is not just their right but their responsibility to question leadership. Which also begs the question, “What is community … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: For What It Is Worth

Sometimes people ask me about gluten-free and the benefits compared to the “cost” of excluding foods with wheat, barley and rye. I usually mention that I have much less upset stomach and that I lost a lot of weight and … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Dad

In honor of Father’s Day, this week’s Heartlanders are Dads.  All the Dads out there–biological, adoptive, fictive, substitute, step, uncles, honorary, big brothers, two Dads, neighbors, coaches, teachers and all the other men out there who participate in the lives … Continue reading

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