Showing posts from January, 2018

Just Coffee

Christmas Morning I was at my parents house. I was the first one up so I started the pot of coffee; my fahter bought the Jingle Bell blend from Mystic Monk Coffee just for the occasion. As I stared out the window at the white snow that fell the night before it conjured up memories of my first cup of coffee: Folgers, black from the family coffee maker in the kitchen when I was in 6th grade and starting to help my father early Sunday mornings with CCD classes. I very rarely go for the creamer or sugar, I like my coffee nice and black. Why bother with the extra calories when I can just taste the bitterness anyway? I love coffee. When I am at my desk drinking my first cup of coffee at the office this week I discovered January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and today January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Here is some quick facts about Human Trafficking: Human trafficking   is the modern form of   slavery , with illegal smuggling and trading of people, for forced labor or s

Winter Workshop

Merry Christmas Everyone!! I hope you an yours had a very merry Christmas and are keeping warm in this cold burst we are experiencing. I saw in the Indy Star yesterday that it was warmer at the South Pole than in Indy. Brr! We have good number of people signed up for the workshop already!! This is very exciting! I am looking forward to this very much as is the rest of board. I want to take this time to answer a few questions and explain a bit more of what is going to happen to clear a few things up. The day will have 4 sessions broken up into about 45 min blocks to discuss various topics that are listed at the discussion tables. (to see topics click here .) These are just the topics and there will be no set format for discussion. Our vision for this is peer led, and to discuss what is important to you; think of this question: what do you do well and what do you need help with? The topics listed are the ones you and the APCL community wanted to discuss. I sent out a survey a few mo