Fargo Half-Marathon Recap

Slow and steady… source Wins the race? Well, no. Not this time. It may have worked for the tortoise… Finishes the race? Absolutely! Enjoys every minute?...more

The Green Hour

Have we, as a culture, replaced ‘green time’ with ‘screen time’? Sure, we hear a lot about the threats of climate change, and we are asked to save the rainforest and various endangered animals, but do we experience nature in our actual lives? Or has nature almost become an abstraction to us? How does this shift away from the natural world impact us? Does it impact us? The Green Hour by Todd Christopher explores the impact of our disconnect with the natural world, and how providing one ‘green hour’ per day can benefit children and families....more

My Half-Marathon Journey - Week 5 Recap

My half-marathon journey: I am currently training for my first half-marathon which will take place on May 21, 2011. I have never run farther than 10 miles, and I have had trouble with injuries when approaching that mileage in the past. I am taking a different approach this time. I am following a training program by Jeff Galloway, and I will be sharing my experiences along the way....more

A Time to Refresh

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 I think this is a pretty familiar passage of Scripture. After all, it was made into a song in the sixties and quoted in the movie Footloose in the eighties....more

My Half Marathon Journey - Week 3 Update

Greetings!  I’m finishing up my third week of half marathon training using a Jeff Galloway schedule.  I am still fairly new to running, and a half marathon will be the farthest distance I've ever run.  So far, I've been sort of "winging it."  I will follow a training schedule, but only in terms of the distance run per day.  I am trying to be a lot more deliberate this time, paying attention to more than just how many days per week or how many minutes or miles per day I should be running.  I plan to share my progress occasionally in the coming months - I am...more

What's Your Dinner Party Reputation?

Since joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for the first time in 2009, we have become something of a curiosity among friends and family. People frequently ask us what we have received lately, how long the season is, what has been the most unusual item, the items we liked, disliked, etc. My mother-in-law once saw something on the news about the recent trend for people to eat roots and weeds and immediately thought of us. We have been very pleased with our CSA experience....more

Chili Stuffed Poblanos

Good afternoon! If you’ve read my blog much (new though it may be), you’ve probably noticed that I talk a fair amount about cooking. If you haven’t, welcome!  You can find out more about me and Be Not Simply Good here. I love looking through recipes online and in recipe books. I have fun tweaking recipes to make them a little different. I enjoy trying out new dishes!...more

I hope you enjoy it if you do decide to try it! :)more