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Fair Trade Farmers

Hmm…it’s well below zero here in Chicago–sure makes me wish I was back in Nicaragua! I traveled there a couple of weeks ago to meet with some of the farmers who produce Fair Trade coffee. It was a great trip–the...

Where is she tonight?

I spend some time most every week at the library. In the past month or so, I’ve noticed a homeless woman who seems to be spending quite a lot of time there, too. She’s always in the same chair, with...

Homeless in Second Life

I was driving home from work the other day when the radio did a spot on how economic reality was hitting the virtual world Second Life. Apparently, the Second Life (SL) economy is suffering from bank closings, and some real-life...

There’s no fatuity in freerice.com

The first thing you have to know about me is that I love words. So it’s no surprise that I’m taken with a Web site that combines vocabulary and donating food. But if you look at the numbers and the...

Hunger resources to feed the soul during Lent

Hi, folks! My first post on “Hunger Rumblings” is very practical in nature, as it’s time to order resources for Lent, as Ash Wednesday is February 6. Help your congregation, Sunday School class, circle, committee or other group “take on”...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Did you observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this week? If so, what did you do? Do you have an annual ritual around it? To be entirely honest, its greatest significance to me has usually been that it’s a day...