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Peculiar Treasures: A Little Help

By Sandra Clark


The Beatles tune “I get by with a little help from my friends” whispered through the back of my brain as the connective riff for this week’s collection of peculiar treasures.

Want to act as a friend to an FLDS refugee? This sister that connects back through our shared faith heritage could sure use some help right now.

A little bit of friendly Frieda courage from the fine cartoon art of Zen Pencils.

Need help finding your next read? Do it easily with Whichbook.

Want to know the background of the symbol that shows up 10,000 times at the San Diego Temple?

Meet six makers that would be fascinating friends. Short film chronicle their lives and art: Life’s Work.

He asked for help to dig out a pesky sewer line, and instead unearthed centuries of Italian history.

We now thank Kel for her good help by offering this week’s first draft poem.

I’d like slightly less belly
With more romance, please
Of the old and long time
Ramp up the bass
As far to the right as it will go
For dancing in storms
And my sons fresh baritones.
Less stress,
More mint,
Unexpected glories for sure
Order up


About Sandra Clark

Sandra Clark Jergensen's writing (most often about food) has been published in Gastronomica, Apartment Therapy, The Exponent, and at Segullah, where she was once the Editor-in-Chief, and now as Features Editor. Sandra geeked out on food and writing as a master's student food studies at University of Texas, Arlington. She makes her home in California where she runs without shoes, foster parents, teaches cooking, develops recipes, and struggles to take pictures with her eyes open, and sometimes all at the same time. She is the owner and creator of thekitchennatural.com.

3 thoughts on “Peculiar Treasures: A Little Help”

  1. I'm glad that, right after reading the article on the symbol on th San Diego temple, I read the article Rosemary shared above. I was unfamiliar with anything about the shape, and while the first article was interesting, the fact that the author has a business profiting from the perpetuation of this baseless theory was suspicious. The article shared by Rosemary in the comments seems far more credible. im glad I read it.


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