Meanwhile…

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Well, I am certainly missing the lifestyle we enjoyed in Charagua, Bolivia that allowed me to read and write so prolifically. These days I struggle just to find balance between work, more work, family and community. Welcome home to the United States and North American culture! I am now working in the technology department for […]















Living in Limbo

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I’m not unemployed or underemployed like some of the people protesting at various Occupy gatherings across the US, but I am in limbo. When we were deported from Bolivia, I thought our time at home would be a vacation while we visited family and waited to hear from MCC and figure out what to do […]















Begging the Question

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So, the idea for this blog came out of my quest for what to do with my life after seminary. The title is just a clever and catchy way to get at the main theme of this blog, food and theology. As I have unpacked this silly little question it seems to have sometimes taken […]















Old is the New New

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It’s not just that there is more information available, but now there are more and more tools, like twitter, and tools to manage and keep up with those tools, like tweet deck, which all promise that we will be able to consume more information that is really possible or necessary. This is where we must take a deep breath and step back… Go ahead…Take as much time as you need… No, really, go ahead… I was gently chided not that long ago about something I had read and was writing about on this blog being “outdated”.















Hasta Luego!

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Well, tomorrow we move to Charagua and will not have internet while we are living there. This means I will probably not be able to engage in conversation and dialogue in the comments, facebook or elsewhere for a long time. Hopefully my ideas will not just get farther and farther out there without my conversation […]















Our Own Walden

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Photo of current Charagua workers cooking giso over the fire in what will soon be our yard. We recently visited Charagua and decided to accept a position there working with Low German Mennonites, local Bolivians and Guarani (an indigenous group) on water systems, dry latrines and small-scale vegetable production. This is not the position we […]















School for Conversion

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I have not been practicing the spiritual discipline of blogging for a while. This means I’ve thought about a lot of things, but haven’t written much down or processed it. So, pardon any rambling or incoherence. Starting Edible Lawns has been a wonderful adventure. I’ve learned a lot about what’s possible and what it means […]