Moxie’s Coat Drive 2012

Something really cool happened this year.  I had a successful coat drive, but it wasn’t because I put in a lot of effort.  I just wasn’t able to this year.  Life happens, you know? Rather than beat myself up about what I couldn’t do, I will rejoice in the fact that my coat drive happened […]

Things That Matter

Since the world ended yesterday (12/21/12), we are now all living in a brand new world.  That made me start thinking about things that matter: * Having clean water to drink * Having enough food to eat * Having someone to love and love you back. * Having some place safe to sleep * Having […]

Where do I start? by Moxie Gusto

A fairly common goal in our rag-tag community is to inspire others to help those in need and generally do more good in the world.  We all have our own methods of drawing attention, but what do you do once you’ve got it? More often than not, the response we get from people is very […]

Simple Gestures

Sometimes all you need to do to really help someone is to listen. Never underestimate the effectiveness of a simple and heart-felt “How are you doing today?” If you find out someone is really struggling, take the time to listen, no matter what.  Be late to work.  Be late getting home.  You never know what […]

Moxie’s Coat Drive 2011

My first coat drive in 2010 was a great experience. With very little planning and no experience, I collected 25 warm coats in 5 days.  I only visited the offices within the same building where I work.   That was nice, but I had an entire year to plan my next coat drive.  This year I […]

Simply Oblivious by Moxie Gusto

The moment a cell phone chirps, it’s attended to no matter what else is going on. Text messages, tweets, and status updates are a steady stream of someone else’s thoughts pushing yours to the background; a constant drip of distractions that take your attention away from whatever is happening at that moment, be it dinner […]

One-ingredient Banana "Ice Cream"

Slice up a few ripe bananas (we used 5)lay the slices on a cookie sheet and freeze themput the frozen banana slices in a food processor, and process.it does take time, so be patient.It will turn into soft-serve ice cream.  I promise! You can add a glop of peanut butter, a little bit of chocolate, […]

Black Bean Taquitos

Rinse, soak and cook 1lb dry black beans,cool and drain. Preheat oven to 425Lightly oil a deep sided pan(I had to use 3 small pans) Saute a little bit of minced onion and garlicThrow in about 30 tater tots*, thawed and roughly choppedPour in some salsa (a cup or two)Add chili powder, Tony Chachere’s, black […]