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Fathers Who Harm

Father's Day has become a more highlighted day of celebration than when I was a child. My father was born in 1927 and lived a pretty long life: he died in 2013, a few months into his 86th year. He was not a bad father. He did struggle with alcohol addiction and was imperfect in other ways, but he was basically loving and kind. He was a workaholic, so we did not have access to him for emotional affirmation, but he told me in his old age that he always loved everything about us kids and felt sad that he had not been a better parent, and he was sorry he was most of all that he had not spent more time with us.  Other men in my family– my grandfathers, my husband, son, uncles, brother– have all shown themselves to be good guys and have adult children whom they love(d) and who love them back.  But I think to myself, having been a social worker to women and children who fled lives with men who put them and their children through Hell, that there are probably a fair number of children, te

Vegan Spring Frittata

  This "vegan frittata" is a take-off on the Persian egg dish often called "kookoo sabzi" and baked up for the New Year (March 20th or thereabouts) .  The lovely green fresh herbs really celebrate Spring!  I have used some traditional ingredients (the herbs) and some non-traditional ingredients (umeboshi plum vinegar, almond milk, nutritional yeast, and of course, the tofu.)  I think of this as a World Recipe. Ingredients: 2 C. Organic Fresh Parsley , finely chopped 2 C. Organic Fresh Chives, finely chopped 2 C. Organic Fresh Dill, finely chopped 1 tsp. Tamari 1/4 C. Plum Vinegar 2 pkgs. Extra Firm Organic Tofu 1/2 C. Almond Milk 1/2 C. Nutritional Yeast 2 tsp. mixed Kosher Salt and Black Pepper (Black Salt also can be used)  1 T. Garlic Powder or 1 Clove Garlic , finely chopped Method: Preheat oven to 350F/177C   - Cover the bottom of a casserole pan with parchment paper Saute the Herbs in a small amount of filtered water until li