Here we are again, friends. It’s that holiday time of year! And what else do we think of at this time? All things food, of course! But with all the food, festivities, and holiday gatherings, also comes all the holiday stress. Join me over at OTV Magazine today for a few thoughts on how to…Continue Reading “It’s the Most Flavorful Time of the Year! – Open Thought Vortex”

We often think of celebrations as those occasions when we gather with family or friends for a particular holiday or life event. Those occasions are filled with their share of both joy and angst. (Come on, you have a family…you know it’s true.) We keep coming back, though, because underneath all the family humor and…Continue Reading “Ain’t Life Grand: Family Celebrates Everything – Open Thought Vortex”

When you consider the word heritage, what comes to mind? Ancestry research and registries? Family photographs? Cultural traditions? For me, heritage is about more than where we came from or the people who lived before us. Heritage is about who we were yesterday…who we are right now…and who we are yet to become. It is about…Continue Reading “We Contain Multitudes – Open Thought Vortex”