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Brown Shoes and the People who Wear Them

Originally posted on Jaunting Jake:
They say shoes make the man, but Andy Dufresne got away with his get-out-of-jail-free trick because I mean, seriously, how often do you look at a man’s shoes? Whichever side you fall on, adding brown, high top ankle shoes to our outfits made all the difference for me and my brother.…

Traditional Food Principles: Cultivate Generosity & Gratitude

Originally posted on The aihfs blog:
by Shiloh Maples Healthy Foods Initiatives Coordinator The fast-paced, money-driven society that we live in forces us to live in a scarcity mindset— the false belief that there will never be enough; whether it’s money, food, time, energy, or something else entirely.  As a result, our actions and thoughts stem…

Genuine Interest in a Topic Really Really Really Really Matters A LOT

Originally posted on Carl Urness: thoughts and purpose:
Before we set off for Romania a large amount of people asked if we would study Romanian. Immediately I would respond with a “Yes, however fluency in the language is not what I’m after.” That statement of mine has come to fruition. I can say hello, thank…

Ignorance is Bliss

Originally posted on Brooke Reavey, Ph.D.:
I ALWAYS wanted to learn a second language. Unfortunately, though, that goal just sits on a shelf collecting dust and mocks me when I muster up enough strength to conquer it. Over the years, I commited to learning Spanish, but somehow, someway, I always get sidetracked. Because, well,…

The Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Transgender or Non-Binary Character

Originally posted on The Story and its Writer:
Terms to Know Trans: an inclusive term that includes all who are transgender, non-binary, or otherwise gender-nonconforming Cis/Cisgender: someone who is not trans AMAB: Assigned male at birth – someone who was marked as male on their original birth certificate AFAB: Assigned female at birth – someone…

May the Forces of Evolution Be with You: Star Wars and Cultural Change

Romanian lessons

Originally posted on A Most Unexpected Year:
When Romanians assure you, “Yes, yes, yes; it is okay, do not worry,” four out of five times, it will indeed be okay; the fifth time will provide material for a very good story if you survive. Winter weather requires that you wear a very puffy coat, keep…