Let symbols light the way

We best serve the world when we invest in nurturing our own culture. I’ll observe and participate in the TLC from where I belong: at home plate. Don’t worry, I’m not alone at base.

Find the symbolism in every day groceries, perhaps by brand logo and comfort.

I’ll find the symbolism in every day food donation, appreciating the kernels that seed Illinois taste everywhere, appreciating the crop love. I’ll find the symbolism all about our Midwest neighbors.

Symbolism is how we express when everything is more than words. Let’s honor it today.

Represent your beaches…


We best serve the world when we invest in nurturing our own culture. I’ll observe and participate in the TLC from where I belong: at home plate. Don’t worry, I’m not alone at base.

Serve our neighbors and friends with the bases they need to bring their family to the table. Tomatoes.

I’ll serve our neighbors and friends with a variety of textures, compliments of Conagra and Chicago. Canned outlasts, and may our friends and neighbors’ hopes outlast too.

Today we can be ourselves and proud of Illinois.

Look for the fresh water girl in the salt water wade.

I’ll…


We best serve the world when we invest in nurturing our own culture. I’ll observe and participate in the TLC from where I belong: at home plate. Don’t worry, I’m not alone at base.

Choose the black beans and rice for whatever Cuban recipe a family may have in mind.

I’ll choose the key lime ingredients for a pie dessert I always have in mind. Donations can be lively.

Tell me you still want to hang with me when the minutes and humidity add up. Tell me you’ll get the minutes withdrawal right once we’ve had a few practices.

I’ll…


Giving with our wings

We best serve the world when we invest in nurturing our own culture. I’ll observe and participate in the TLC from where I belong: at home plate. Don’t worry, I’m not alone at base.

Expand your ingredient list to help others get chemistry right.

I’ll shorten their recall time by bundling it all together.

Should you expand your suburbs list to include Mount Prospect, I’ll shorten the time between loved one goodbyes and airport drop offs. Restaurants, parks, sidewalk chill, yoga nearby all add to lovely Mount Prospect.

First though, people need fresh veggies and protein…


Companion Stars, for the love of people

We best serve the world when we invest in nurturing our own culture. I’ll observe and participate in the TLC from where I belong: at home plate. Don’t worry, I’m not alone at base.

Don’t mess with the busy lives (and busy minds, preoccupied with so much right now). Provide some barbeque, chipotle and other smokey flavor kick.

I won’t mess with busy lives, either. Homemade pie assistance works. I love my own pie crusts as much as any baker, yet the 100%-ers can get snobby. …


We best serve the world when we invest in nurturing our own culture. I’ll observe and participate in the TLC from where I belong: at home plate. Don’t worry, I’m not alone at base.

Get up to share a sugary treat sparingly. Yes the cereal is somewhat fortified and no, sugary cereals shouldn’t be a daily thing.

I’ll get down to support the tigers and grizzlies from time to time, too. When it comes to breakfast and being able to provide for one’s family, there’s no place like home.

Twist up the morning with a visit to Capistrano Beach Park…


We best serve the world when we invest in nurturing our own culture. I’ll observe and participate in the TLC from where I belong: at home plate. Don’t worry, I’m not alone at base.

Select some healthy new greens for new families.

I’ll select a healthy alternative for those who cannot breastfeed.

When there’s a lot for people to unpack during crises, health equity through donation is the least we can do.

Lighten life with warm sand between our toes.

I’ll lighten life with a sunny outlook, making San Clemente beaches all the brighter.


We best serve the world when we invest in nurturing our own culture. I’ll observe and participate in the TLC from where I belong: at home plate. Don’t worry, I’m not alone at base.

Hey. You. Guuuysss: Be someone’s saucy Star of the North with healthy protein and zest.

This star-crossed friend will join you under California’s oceanfront night sky. Kisses for the more-than-a-friend cuddles.

Join me after your time at Bird Rock in Laguna Beach.


We best serve the world when we invest in nurturing our own culture. I’ll observe and participate in the TLC from where I belong: at home plate. Don’t worry, I’m not alone at base

Twitter a morning song of sleepovers with cousins.

I’ll twitter a tune while I make you homemade biscuits and gravy, just as my Grandmother did for her five grandchildren after special sleepover nights.

We can help those who don’t have Kentucky roots and those in Kentucky as well. Breakfast food donations, so no one needs to settle for leftover crust.

Call to me from the Powerhouse…


We best serve the world when we invest in nurturing our own culture. I’ll observe and participate in the TLC from where I belong: at home plate. Don’t worry, I’m not alone at base.

If there are angels in the outfield, let it be us.

You can help make sure that dinner tables have plenty of sauce with food donations this week.

I’ll make sure our neighbors have a devilishly good time with desert.

Be a perfect gentleman and tell me you don’t mind my awkwardness. Finding footing on rocky San Onofre Beach isn’t a big easy.

I’ll stifle the…

Julie Babyar

If we are to meet on each others’ fields then may we always meet at home.

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