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Rebecca Edwards

Learning From Worms

This summer I fulfilled one of my long-time life ambitions of becoming a worm farmer. I started modestly, with a plastic tub in the basement, some newspaper,...

Remembering Peg

This week we have been deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of one of our mentors, Peg Van Loo. Peg had stepped away from active...

Love and Loss

As you know, today is Valentine’s Day. In the Christian calendar, it is also Ash Wednesday. This is the first day of Lent, which is a season...

Taking The Risk

This week I have been thinking a lot about research, reward, and risk. On Monday, Chris and I had lunch with our good friend Tom, who is...

Feeding and Being Fed

At my house we recently discovered the TV show “Worst Cooks in America.” The show is in its twelfth season, so we are pretty late to the...

Following the Star

Last month, at the Braid holiday party, I watched part of the Christmas story being acted out right in front of my eyes. Here is what happened:...

Water to Grow

This fall I finally learned how to how to take care of my succulents. In six years of living in California, I’ve managed to keep quite a...

The Perfect Cookie

Last weekend I made my first batch of gingerbread cookies for the season. I have been baking these cookies for as long as I can remember. Some...

Lost Children

This weekend I read a haunting story, published in the New York Times, about the “Lost Children of Tuam.” Tuam is a small town in Ireland that...

Windows That Sustain

Last week I reflected upon the importance of photographs and how they can act as windows into the past to remind us or evoke within us the...