Bananas, rice milk, green grapes, spinach, and a ton of ginger. So good!
In other but related news, I've been posting more regularly to my two tumblrs but not generating a lot of response. For those of you who use tumblr or similar platforms, any suggestions for increasing site traffic, especially on my food blog? Maybe different times of day, more or fewer photos?....
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One last note: The other night I had a really interesting conversation with a child I met while at a peaceful protest in front of a bull-riding event. There were three young children milling around to talk to me – a little girl, an older boy, and an older girl. The younger girl said flatly that she did not like being there because she didn’t like to see the bulls hurt (my thoughts exactly!) When I asked the older girl what she thought, she giggled and said she liked it because she liked to see the people fall off. While it was wonderful to see two young children be so assertive, they clearly already had their minds made up. Even more interesting to me was the long conversation I had with the boy in the middle, who seemed much more reserved. I asked him if he liked coming here and why, and he said yes because he likes seeing basketball. It took a while for our conversation to come back to the topic of that night’s events, but after he had talked to me for a while more, I asked the more specific question of whether he thought he would come here to see bull fighting again. He paused thoughtfully and replied that he didn’t know – he said he would watch that night and see.
How awesome. I told him how great I thought it was that he was going to see for himself what is really going on and make his own decisions about whether or not he wants to support it. His response makes me even more hopeful than his little sister’s, even though she happened to agree with me. Nothing makes me more hopeful than seeing truly empowered kids – kids who have the requisite patience and critical reasoning skills to absorb as much information as they can from a variety of perspectives, witness events themselves, and draw informed, reasoned conclusions. This is what we need more of in the world, and what I hope the Philosophy for Children movement can continue to support.
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After all the workshops were over, we had something I was not expecting. A big stage was set up in the middle of the settlement, a band began to play, and suddenly strobe lights and smoke machine arrived on the scene. All in all, an eventful day! (And I’ve skipped writing about the rest of the Israeli mall, campfire in the Negev, stargazing, and more.) I mean, really, how many people get to say you’ve danced the Hora at a rave in the Negev desert? One more for the bucket list.
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Originally posted by theppkblog at Salad Of Garlicky Zucchini Ribbons
Serves 2 to 4
Total time: 15 minutes || Active time: 15 minutes
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What a great tradition.
Today I received a PostCrossing card from someone in Australia who said that Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" is one of her favourite poems. It's one of mine, too - one of the first I ever memorized.
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