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Meet & Greet with husband & wife authors, Timi and Edward O’Malley
February 16 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Consuming Love: The Joy of Sharing Meals
by Timi O’Malley
This is a passionate Love story about food, the people that I shared meals with, and the lessons learned throughout my life. We all need and crave Love. We seek Love first from the families we were born into, and then from the families, we attract and create later in life. But it is in all of our relationships that we can offer Love and face our personal fears and judgments. By being truly present with others at the table, by suspending judgment, we enrich our lives and get nourished.
This memoir begins when I was an innocent young girl and leads to my travels as an inquisitive young woman, and on to the joys and challenges of mid-life relationships. It traces my journey of sharing meals from India, Mexico, and Thailand to the beautiful coast of California. I relate many rich spiritual lessons offered at the table. The lessons learned abroad were valuable in addressing the problems in my personal life at home. I discovered the simple truth: that Love is always available within and is meant to be felt and shared.
When we spend time at the table with others, we can bring Love or judgment to the meal. What we offer to ourselves is what we offer to others. By giving our companions our attention, compassion, and understanding, we have the chance to share sacred experiences. Love is in the food and Love is our relationships with others. In this way, we are consuming Love. In each grateful moment, we have the presence of Love that nourishes all in our lives.
American Renewal: A New Season of Optimism, Cooperation, and Community
by Edward O’Malley
This book chronicles changes in the social, political and foreign affairs of the United States since 1945 and the cyclical forces which drove them. Trust in government has steadily eroded while other measures of social order have also fluctuated. Shifts in secular issues relating to women and family, civil rights, crime, pop culture will be brought to life in this cyclical context. Overlapping cycles for political and foreign affairs will also be explored.
Cycles are part of nature, human life, and the social fabric of our country. Just as the four seasons progress sequentially through the year, so is there a rhythmic cadence to periods of social change in America. The periods of the cycle coincide with a distinctive social mood: Crisis, High, Awakening, and Unraveling. The end of one period and the start of another is typically marked by a significant event that serves as a catalyst to permanently shift the mood of the country.
Each generation has a unique role in shaping these periods and triggering the shift to the next. Meet the author and dive further into this interesting topic.