Monday, May 23, 2022


 The book BLOSSOM is finally on display.  Putting this together was no easy task.  My intention was to tell stories through recipes, stories, poetry, quotes and photos.  This gives the reader a chance to choose the section or sections that they find appealing and to interpret the title BLOSSOM, how they see fit.

Thanks to all who have contributed in one way or another.  A purchase of a book will help my charity, CHOOSE TO CARE.  A good way to provide a brand new pair of shoes for the children in need, while placing a smile on their faces.

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Your help will be greatly appreciated!

Let's continue to keep mother earth green!

Saturday, May 7, 2022


 Choose To Care (CTC) was able to accomplish its monthly obligation of sponsoring a teacher's classroom request for resources, through Donors Choose (donors; a trusted classroom funding site for teachers, nation-wide.

This month we traveled to Eastern Heights Elementary School in St. Paul, Minnesota, where specialized shoes are needed, for special need students to accommodate their footbrakes. Their kind-hearted teacher, Ms. Andrea, put in the request for her students.

CTC moved on to another caring teacher, Ms. Headley from Langston Chapel Middle School, Georgia. She wanted for her students what she called "Cheer Essentials" These are cheer shoes to help them prepare for the 2022-2023 middle school football and basketball cheer seasons.

We are delighted to be a small part of the teachers and students journey.  It gives me a sense of contentment and gratitude.  Thanks to our supporters.

We are also determined to continue to use our platform to keep mother earth safe. A reminder that we can each do our part to restore the planet we call home, is always part of my Instagram post or blog.  I have also dedicated a "Green News" column in the newsletter that I have created for the Sweet Spot Restaurant, in Arusha, Tanzania.  This month our appeal is to reduce our personal use of plastic items.

Let's take action together because our world is worth protecting and our effort, no matter how little, still counts.

"There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them" /Charles D. Gill

Peace & Love