Art is the Handmaid of Human Good

Life in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

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Potato & Roasted Garlic Soup

Potato & Roasted Garlic Soup

I made this over the very snowy New Year’s weekend and it is the perfect warm, smooth, comforting, and yummy thing to enjoy after playing in and shoveling the snow. Continue reading



Breaking blog rules.

Everyone knows you’re not supposed to talk about work on your blog, and even though I sometimes scoff at the rules that’s one that I’ve followed pretty consistently.  That’s about to change because (as everyone who sees me on a regular basis knows) I just can’t keep quiet about a project that I’m working on: The Lowell Diaper Bank Collaborative.

The Collaborative is a partnership of local organizations who are working to collect and distribute diapers to local families in need.  Diapers are both expensive and not subsidized by any aid programs, leaving a lot of local families in a pinch when working out their budgets. Did you know that infants need up to 12 diapers per day and toddlers need about 8 diapers per day?  That means that an adequate supply of disposable diapers can cost over $100 per month.

The Collaborative is currently collecting diapers and we’ll be distributing in mid-January.  If you are at all interested in helping out, please click that link above or send me an e-mail.  I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled food posting (banana bread) next week.

Have a great weekend!

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Wish me luck!

I just entered Lowell National Park’s photo contest!  These are my three entries, all taken on the wonderful Lowell Public Art Collection Walk I went on this past spring.

Day 48/365 - Sunday, April 26th 2009 - Lowell Public Art Tour
Human Construction

Lowell Public Art Tour
I insist on your freedom.

Lowell Public Art Tour
Pawtucket Prism

You can see all of the entries in LNHS’s gallery.  If you are a local photographer, I encourage you to enter the contest!