Great week. I don’t know about you, but gorgeous fall days always put a spring in my step. Coasting around on my bike through streets strewn with leaves in the sunshine, mixed with some really awesome interactions with some really interesting, unique, and often inspiring individuals, this week has come to a close in a great way. With that, here are some of the things capturing my attention as of late…
* If you’re not already inspired by Malala, check out 5 Reasons Everyone’s Talking About Malala Yousafzai’s New Book. “We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” Take a note from Malala – stand up and speak out for the rights of girls and women around the world.
* Super intrigued by So What Do Unschoolers Do? by Leo Babauta of ZenHabits. I’m not incredibly familiar with this philosophy so am curious if any readers know anyone who follows this philosophy around the education of their children…? There are some interesting challenges to what’s been ingrained in our culture that have some truly valid points.
* Fell madly in love with this article by Knhum ‘Stic’ Ibomu, 7 Ways to Eat Good on a Hood Budget, brought to my attention by the amazing and inspiring LaDonna Redmond at last week’s Multnomah Food Justice Summit. My favorite part: “The reason that many of us think health food is expensive is because we are not clear on what health food is. Health food is not going to Whole Foods and stocking your pantry with fancy processed boxes and packages of this and that. Health food is simple and is the least expensive, most nutrient-dense food in the grocery store — basically fruits and vegetables, beans and simple whole grains.”
* Sweet potato cornbread. Need I say more?
* The super interesting site, The Volga Germans in Portland, which my fella spotted online the other day, provides another pretty extensive historical perspective of Albina, the prior name of the area here in Portland where I live.
* WOW! Just watch the garlic video. Top 10 Crazy Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Your Cooking. Totally.Awesome.
I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.