Monthly Archives: February 2016

How to Force Cherry Blossoms

How to Force Cherry Blossoms

In the spring, I love to bring trimmed tree branches into the house to bloom. I’ve include a few directions for how to force cherry blossoms below.  For Chinese New Year, which was February 8 this year, it’s traditional to force cherry blossoms, so that’s what we did with our cherry tree branches. But you can do(…)

Conversation Project: Talking About Money with Oregonians

Conversation Project: Talking About Money with Oregonians

I’ve recently been traveling around Oregon, leading a Conversation Project for Oregon Humanities. The conversation asks the question, “How Much Inequality is Acceptable?” A lot of people have been turning out for it, and the conversations are really interesting. Oregonians have a lot to say about the changes they have seen in their lifetimes in(…)