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Don't Be the Schnitt

Now, I knew the Germans were serious about their beer. In order for it to be even called beer in Germany, it must be brewed according to the Reinheitsegot (literally, the “Bavarian Beer Purity Law”), which only allows for the three ingredients of water, hops and malt. It’s been brewed this way for centuries. Breweries started in German monasteries, back when drinking beer was safer than drinking water. The monks knew their stuff (and how to start a lucrative international business). I knew German beer was a point of pride.  I just didn’t know why.

What I've Read: Spring 2019

For this season of book reviews, I mixed things up a little bit: There was a compelling nonfiction, a memoir of personal challenge and triumph, a fiction book written like a documentary, a break-your-heart-wide-open book (there needed to be at least one), a though-provoking slow burn novel, a book from an old favorite author, and a book from a new favorite author. They weren’t all great, but this list is certainly the most varied. A book here for everyone!

By Women, About Women: Books for Women's History Month

I’ve always believed that books are one of our strongest and most important tools to generate knowledge and change. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are 10 standout books, by women from across the world, all different sizes, shapes, colors, and identities. Hopefully, reading one (or all!) of these authors will strengthen the collective voices of women, and serve to educate us all. Happy reading!

What I've Read - Winter 2019

Since you are supposed to write what you know, and write what you like to read, and I really enjoy reading book recs from others - I’ve decided to start my own series of book reviews. So now, instead of shoving the books I loved into the arms of the nearest human (aka my husband),  I can shove them into the world of the internet instead.

The Lake of Many Colors

Summer afternoons, it seems the shades of blue are undecided, too lovely for nature to choose just one. The sky and the sun compromise, picking a new blue each day: turquoise, robin’s egg, canary, the deepest of navy, the lightest of aquamarine, sometimes a solid hue, mostly blended, always radiant. It shimmers and it beckons. Coyly, almost suggestively.