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Julie graduated from Creighton University with a major in dance and Theology and taught for several years at an inner-city school in Milwaukee. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and completed a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the years, her quest to merge diverse religious beliefs and practices through the commonalities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal source of love in all people.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Fall Fruits


Wild plums. I stopped by the side of a country road to pick a bucket full of these. I think I did it more out of nostalgia. When I was little wild fruits were abundant in the mid-west and those who preserved food had a favorite harvest spot. Sort of like how mushroom hunters operate once they find a location they keep the details to themselves.

These are flavorful but the pit is larger than the pulp area. I'm not a big fan of sugar or I'd cook them down and make a wonderful jam condiment. What I've been doing is giving a few to the chickens each day. The red color and the pit seem to fascinate them. I'll probably find sprouted plum trees in my garden next summer.

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