Monthly Archives: October 2012

Of family and potato peels, of tortoises and swings . . . .

I was standing at the kitchen sink the other day peeling peaches–late season peaches the size of apricots and not very juicy.  But I convinced myself that if I blanched them and bottled them in syrup they would be delicious … Continue reading

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A Lesson from the Past: Wealth and Poverty

In the 1530’s the Spanish, led by conquistador Pizarro, arrived in Peru.  In their search for gold they devastated the Inca civilization, destroyed it’s culture, and killed its leaders.  Spain as it was flooded with gold became the wealthiest country … Continue reading

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