Monday, October 26, 2015

Double dipping? NO THANK YOU, Campbell's!

I just saw this commercial for Campbell's Organic Soup, and I am horrified!  See if you can catch why:

She puts the spoon to her mouth, tastes the soup, and then STICKS THE WET SPOON RIGHT BACK INTO THE POT WITHOUT WASHING IT FIRST. Disgusting!!

This is why I can't eat anyone else cooking except my own. Blech!

Friday, October 23, 2015

The "Happy Place" aka Eastern University

I went to visit my daughter in Pennyslvania today, and this afternoon, we went for a walk to the campus of Eastern University--a location we call "the happy place."  It's a Christian university that integrates faith, reason and justice into the curriculum, and the deeply-rooted spirituality that exists there is palpable. It's difficult to explain, but the moment I step foot on the grounds, there is a feeling of peace and serenity that washes over me.  It is a place that exudes positivity, and hope, and yes, happiness.

These are two photos I took today--they barely do this beautiful place justice.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Value of Protests

Saw this great quote in Reader's Digest regarding the value of protests:

We've never said protests are the answer, but protests create space for the answer. Protest is disruption. Protest is confrontation. Protest is the end of silence, and what protest does is creates space for the other work to happen.

social justice activist (quoted in Ebony magazine)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Soul-Stirring Images from Photographer Tom Hussey

I saw THIS ARTICLE about Tom Hussey's breathtaking photo series on, and had to share it. 

Hussey is a photographer who created images of elderly people looking at their own reflections, which have been superimposed with a photo of their much-younger self.  

All of the images are incredibly poignant, and absolutely worth clicking through to have a look. Two of my favorites: 

The former nurse, now in need of nursing care herself

The military veteran, smiling at his impossibly-handsome younger self

And a link to Tom Hussey's website: