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Living Life Together

Today is the last day of work for the 2013-2014 Boston YAVs. Tomorrow is our last day in Boston together, and on Friday we officially move out of the house. Surreal is an accurate description. I have been waiting for … Continue reading

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Radical Hospitality at General Assembly

The Boston YAVs knew for a while that we were going to General Assembly before we found out where we were going to stay while in Detroit. We knew staying at one of the hotels downtown would cost way too … Continue reading

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DIY Experiment: Chocolate Edition Part 1

Disclaimer for this blog post- we didn’t actually “make” chocolate from scratch. We did, however, melt and remake and form flavored chocolate so I’m keeping the DIY theme. It’s the same idea that we’re learning the story behind where our … Continue reading

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DIY Experiment: Chocolate Edition Part 2

We ended our “Chocolate Community Day” on a more serious note by watching the documentary “The Dark Side of Chocolate,” about the child labor that occurs to produce the majority of the chocolate the world eats. Children, usually ages 8-12, … Continue reading

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Use Your Walking Feet

While thinking of a title for this post about walking, several verses of scripture came to mind (Psalms 119:105 “Your word is a┬álamp to my feet and a light to my path”) and some of my favorite hymns (Just a … Continue reading

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DIY Experimemt: Salad Dressing Edition

There are many things we take for granted because they come in a prepackaged box, a plastic bottle, or with several layers of cardboard. We’ve lost the art of “homemade;” the term now gets thrown around for cute art projects … Continue reading

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Choice: Freedom or Manipulation

Saturday, February 1st 2014- Junk Food Appreciation Day Don’t worry if you don’t recognize this holiday, it was probably only celebrated by the Boston YAVs. While a typical, uneventful Saturday for most, it marked the end of our locavore experiment … Continue reading

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