Identity Formation

The value of the knowledge we get from elders is beyond measure. It's their time and energy invested in perfecting how to do a thing, then passing it down for us to apply and adapt to our own needs and desires.  These customs keep us healthy and happy while raising us and forming who we …

The Right Door

Each time I go abroad I get this powerful longing to never return to my regular life. But I always go back. It happened again, but this time was different. I felt the most solid sense of home in Croatia and, in part, this is because it's where my family comes from. I grew up immersed in the culture and most of my family still lives in the capital city, …

Double Bag That, Please! (and Thai Eggplant)

I have been thinking a lot about food waste since we buy our fair share of imported ingredients. Trying to gather more information, I was shocked to learn that food waste outweighs transportation in the ecological problems it causes. It's surprising that we could make a bigger difference with thoughtful food choices than by switching to …