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Asparagus: The Bastion of Spring

In the spring the focus is on fresh, lighter faire representing the new growth of the season. Outside everything is fresh and green and your plate should be the same. Spinach, tender kale leaves, Swiss chard, lettuce, parsley, and of course the bastion of spring, asparagus. The fresh foods of spring need only light steaming,… Read More


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Our Shine The Light On Kids T-Shirt

What does Shine The Light On Kids do? We Educate…kids and their families and anyone else who needs our help. When they are educated, they are empowered. Empowered to make better decisions in many aspects of their lives. When they-kids and adults-are educated and therefore empowered, they can change the world, beginning with themselves! I… Read More

Lightening Scar on a Redwood Tree

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Yesterday I was invited to Kelley Young Winery to take a tour and sip on some wonderful wine. Here is the link to their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/KelleyYoungWines While I was there, Kathleen showed me the lightening strike on one of their redwood tress. Isn’t this amazing? Kathleen also offered to host an event for Shine… Read More

End of life party

Most times we don’t get to attend our own end of life parties, because they’re called funerals Yesterday I did attend such a party, but the honoree was there. This is a man, almost 60 years-old, who has cancer, everywhere, and his doctor told him that he has perhaps 6 months to live. My friend… Read More

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Our STL T-Shirt

Amanda May from ‘To Live By’ and I have spent some time designing our t-shirt that we will sell and is kindly giving to Shine The Light a portions of the proceeds. Pardon the non-professional model..(me) I have no idea why there are 3 photos. I really am on a learning curve, so please bear… Read More

What’s for lunch?

Jim is the director of The Boy's and Girl's Club in South Chicago

Here is an article I wrote recently that might be helpful for parents for this new school year… What’s for Lunch? Nearly one-third of our children are either overweight or obese and the sad fact that this generation is the first not to have the life expectancy of their parents is part and parcel to… Read More

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