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Graduation: Expense or Investment?

Today I attended the graduation of eight men (plus one who was already released) who took a course offered by Berkshire Community College at the Berkshire County House of Corrections.  They learned about landscaping.  I was one of the instructors; … Continue reading

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SNAP Challenge – The End

I intended to write about the end of my SNAP challenge, which was Tuesday last week, but something unexpected came up at church which took away my time to write. Our last dinner on the SNAP challenge was mujadara, a … Continue reading

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SNAP Challenge – Days 3 and 4

I should probably subtitle this “How I tried Sweet P’s Brownies.” Friday was really hot, again. Having not had many weekends off since May due to one thing or another, the shrubs in front of our house were looking a … Continue reading

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SNAP Challenge – Day 2

I had some time to take yesterday’s leftover roast chicken and carve off the remaining breast meat, wing, thigh, and drumstick.  Of course, there was stuff close to the bone, so I took that meat off and with some celery … Continue reading

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SNAP Challenge – Day 1

We began our SNAP challenge at our house today.  (SNAP is Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps.)  Based upon Massachusetts figures, our per person per day allocation is $4.40 for all food and beverages.  That means for … Continue reading

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Community SNAP Challenge

I’ve been really lax about posting lately.  A lot of stuff at church. I’ve been trying to organize a SNAP challenge for Pittsfield following a recent conversation I had with our representative to Beacon Hill, Tricia Farley-Bouvier. SNAP is Supplemental … Continue reading

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