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Shout it from the Mountaintop: March 31, 2014

“Once you have learned how to ask questions – relevant and appropriate and substantial questions – you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know.”  Neil Postman & Charles Weingartner, Teaching as a Subversive Activity

Shout it from the Mountaintop: March 28, 2014

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”  Mark Van Doren

Recipe of the Month: Orange Cranberry Muffins

Orange Cranberry Muffins Makes: 48 servings Ingredients 4 oranges, cut up 2 cups orange juice 2 cups dried cranberries 4 eggs 2 cups butter 7 cups flour 3 cups sugar 4 tsp baking powder 4 tsp baking soda Instructions Cut orange into 8 pieces. Remove seeds. Combine with juice in blender. Purée. Add cranberries, egg, … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: March 27, 2014

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  Margaret Mead

Wednesday’s Whim: Charitable Giving

2013 saw the “largest year-over-year increase in charitable giving  since the Great Recession.”  Wow!  That’s an impressive statistic, and one that Camp Stevens can personally attest to.  Thanks to the generosity of many, many donors, grantors, and donor organizations, we ended last year in good financial standing and were ready to hit the ground running in … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: March 26, 2014

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”  Clay P. Bedford

Craft of the Month: Native Centerpieces

A couple weeks ago, Camp Stevens designed and facilitated the making of 70 native plant centerpieces for the Diocese of San Diego’s Annual Convention.  It was a hit!  Here’s an approach to making one (not 70) for your home table: 1. Go for a walk.  That’s right!  Step one of native anything is paying attention … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: March 25, 2014

“I have not the slightest idea why mice and frogs were created, and flies and worms; yet I can still see that they are all beautiful in their own specific kind.”  St. Augustine

Shout it from the Mountaintop: March 24, 2014

“Diversity is the perfection of the universe.  Because the divine goodness could not be adequately represented by one creature alone, God produced many and diverse creatures.”  Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

Shout it from the Mountaintop: March 21, 2014

“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.”  Rachel Carson (1907-1964)