Community Gardening: The Debut

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! May we present to you…our garden! We are officially gardeners since the reopening of the community gardening program hosted by the Michiana Master Gardeners Association. Originally canceled for health concerns, it has since been relaunched with social distancing guidelines. In the open expanse of the Elkhart Municipal Airport is a […]

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Notes from an Apartment Gardener

This has been an unusual spring for reasons that need not be recounted. One month ago we took a step in the direction of optimism with the start of our porch garden to take hold of some control in our lives. Despite Mother Nature’s mood swings with exceptionally warm days and bitter nights of frost, […]

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The Making of a Mummy

The artist cautiously drapes a paper-thin strip of clay across the chest and wraps it around the body, smoothing edges with the tip of his metal tools.  Too much pressure and the folds will blend, smudging minute details and too little the wrappings may not stick together at all. Operatic chords blast from the room […]

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No-Bake Power Ball Energy Bites!

The breakfast of champions is not a pop tart or a bagel with cream cheese. The Game Changers fuel with a bowl of oatmeal, (sprinkled in brown sugar, raisins, and sliced banana) along with two POWER BALLS to start the day. As triathletes-in-training, we burn a lot of fuel with yoga, strength building, time on […]

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Derek’s Project Foodie: Cinnamon Apples

The latest Game Changers recipe is brought to you by the hands of Chef Derek. As athletes, we tend to graze on power snacks in-between meals to sustain our fuel for strength, core, and cardio workouts. Simply put, our stomachs grumble if we haven’t had something fulfilling to eat every 3-4 hours. We cut out […]

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What’s for Brunch? “Spicy Potato Pancake Wraps”

The Game Changers are expanding their repertoire of healthy home-cooked meals instead of simply repeating our favorites week after week. We also would like to wean off our dependency on red meat by adding more vegetarian meals to our diets. The inspiration source for this recipe mash-up is from Gordon Ramsay’s YouTube channel. If you’re […]

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“Life List” Birding in Spring Migration

The Jagers officially became birders one year ago when we first hung feeders from our porch. On April 13, 2019, we photographed the House Sparrow and White-breasted Nuthatch nibbling sunflower seeds from our porch window. As we traveled for business trips and family vacations, we continued our passion for exploring nature and identifying as many […]

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Hopeful Seedlings in the Year of 2020

I am healthy; with food to eat, a place to live, and even WiFi to work online from home and access the world. Loneliness is like a stranger to me when I have a husband who loves me and a mischievous cat to entertain in our one-bedroom apartment. I know all these things, yet feel […]

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Tips on Isolation from E-Learning to Outer Space

As the world goes into a panic with the highly contagious COVID-19 virus, all schools have converted to E-learning. Communicating with my students on email, the Canvas portal, and Google Meet video chat, we are all experiencing different levels of anxiety and cabin fever.  With our local area on an essential-only travel advisory, I find […]

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Cooking for a Healthy Heart: Black Bean Tacos

In my continued quest for tackling the challenge of home-cooked meals for a healthier heart, I present to you a dish that ranks at the top of my list for its taste, ease, and cholesterol-lowering powers. Black Bean Tacos are a huge hit for the Gamechangers and worthy of sharing for more healthy hearts in the […]

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