a perfect pot of rice.

Rice isn’t a mandatory ingredient in American culinary culture, but in the kitchens of most American households, you would find a small bag of rice sitting in a corner of a cabinet, ready to be used when its owner wants to take a break from bread and butter. In East Asian culinary cultures, white rice…

a lifelong learner.

“Some international students, when they first came, they called me Mr. Skip,” Carl Barnett, or Skip Barnett as most people call him, told me as we slowly walked towards the lobby of Camp Mack Center. “Working with international students, you have to get used to being addressed in unusual ways.” Barnett is a professor of…

the feminine power in music.

Going on stage with scarves, bare feet and performing folk songs from different parts of the world, the Women’s World Choir at Goshen College don’t just sing; they tell stories, the stories about us, women. Deb Brubaker, the Choir’s conductor talks to me about her experience of finding women’s voices, faith, and passion for justice with women’s…