The Start of Fall [and feeling like Meg Ryan]

Fall. It's a thing for me. A happy, gleeful, joy-filled thing that reminds me of childhood pumpkin patches and Junior High dances. Mother's delectable apple cake and Mondays in college when I'd bake fresh, pumpkin muffins. Fall brings bonfire weather and cozy cardigans and memories of evenings spent playing the piano beside a flickering fire. …

Be the __________: a look at how our choices make a global impact

IJM recently raided a factory location in India because women and children were being forced to work a ridiculous amount of hours each day in manual factory labor. They were locked up. Unable to sleep. Hardly eating. Thank goodness, a just government official caught wind of the situation and reported it to higher authorities.  I …