there is no such thing as Domestic Violence.

Did the title get your attention? I hope so, i hope it felt like a punch to the gut to women & men who have been abused. The title is to catch attention of mothers, daughters, sisters, friends…we all have women in our lives, but we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, but…

finding treasure (& eating it) in Alabama

the BEST food i’ve EVER tasted. SHINDIGS¬† i started this blog to show local, PRIVATELY OWNED, businesses in Birmingham, Alabama. i am a huge believer in BUYING LOCAL. keeping the money home. owning your own business takes immense courage…i’ve always been impressed with anyone brave enough to venture out into the world on their own….

Alabama Biscuit…

i haven’t posted any locally owned & operated establishments lately…i ate here yesterday. I’ve always thought of biscuits as greasy & extremely unhealthy. I was shocked to find that this wonderful coffee shop’s food was healthy. it appeared that all the food had been grown in Alabama, the honey from our fat Alabama honey bees……

ok, so this is how life works…

in America…simplified by me. I think of America as a game of Monopoly. I grew up in the small State capital of Vermont–Montpelier. A town where all business were owned by my neighbors. Everyone knew that if we wanted Montpelier to thrive, we needed to support our neighbors. Easy enough, there were no giant Wal-marts…

i found TREASURE at Interiors…

Interiors by Kathy Harris. I’ve lived within five minutes of this wonderful family owned & operated shop for five years. I found it by accident one Sunday afternoon, when they were closed, I took a few photographs of the outside & peeked through the windows, knowing i had to come again to see the inside….

Peace art project for kids…

Directions: I drew the dove & photocopied it onto card stock. I looked up every symbol for Peace in the world & drew them on a chalkboard. (At an art store, I purchased boxes of white only oil pastel) This project was done at our Jewish Temple in Birmingham. I had every class come to…

Most Americans came from somewhere…

Almost all of us are descended from immigrants. The people who believe themselves entitled to this country & have nothing to prove to anyone, are the people who make us fall behind the rest of the world, in education, health, pride in making our stuff. ¬†People have always been wary of strangers, every generation hated…