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On the Breath of Dawn

November 22, 2020

“We are people borne of sound The songs are in our eyes Gonna wear them like a crown Walk out, into the sunburst street Sing your heart out, sing my heart out I’ve found grace inside a sound I found grace, it’s all that I found And I can breathe Breathe now” From the song […]

Come Together

October 18, 2020

“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone – any person or any force – dampen or diminish your light… Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome […]

I heard the news, baby

October 7, 2020

“Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.” ~ Mary Webb My souvenir from the Staples Center, 2007   1978 was a memorable year for me. As a freshman in High School, navigating all of the changes and challenges that come with being a teenage girl, music was a source of passion, […]

The Resilient Rose

August 26, 2020

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.” ~ André Gide My resilient rose plant, being resilient.   André Gide’s quote above would seem to be made for our current challenges. It can often seem as if we are lost at sea, without any idea […]

Rolling Papers

August 13, 2020

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” ~ William Bruce Cameron   There is a nationwide coin shortage in the United States, due to COVID-19, and the U.S. Mint is encouraging consumers to begin spending, depositing or exchanging their coins for currency, either at their bank or […]

Après la pluie, le beau temps

July 24, 2020

“A different language is a different vision of life.” ~ Federico Fellini   Our world has become more connected over the last few decades and the populations of individual countries increasingly varied, as more frequent travel and technology blur the old boundaries between places. Temporary limitations due to COVID-19 aside, this worldwide amalgamation of cultures […]

Good and Necessary

July 18, 2020

“My dear friends: Your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union.” ~ Rep. John Lewis Speech in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 6, 2012 From his ground-breaking graphic novel memoir trilogy March   The new post and recipe can wait a bit. […]

Ten Years of the Philosopher’s Spoon Blog!

June 20, 2020

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus Happy Summer Solstice! Ten years ago today those words titled the very first post of the Philosopher’s Spoon Blog. At the time, I had no idea that this little blog and its quirky mix of cooking […]

Yes You Can

June 14, 2020

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ~ James Baldwin   I’ve always been what used to be referred to as “girly”. I’ve liked dressing up and using makeup since I can remember. Before I was old enough to wear actual makeup, I tried putting […]


May 31, 2020

“Vogliamo che qualcuno si prenda cura di noi? Prendiamoci cura di chi non ha nessuno. Ci serve speranza per il domani? Doniamo speranza oggi… Non possiamo chiedere all’umanità di stare unita se noi andiamo per strade diverse. Allora preghiamo gli uni per gli altri, sentiamoci responsabili gli uni degli altri.” “We want someone to take […]