A few months ago, I spent some time doing volunteer work in Kenya through the volunteer agency International Volunteer HQ. I stayed with a Kenyan family and volunteered at an orphanage, Internally Displaced Persons camps, and with the Masai (warrior tribes in Kenya). It was an extremely moving experience. Read more.

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    Starstruck with Gail Simmons

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    On Tuesday night, Chapters-Indigo hosted Gail Simmons.  She spoke about her new book, Talking with my Mouth Full, a memoir of how she worked her way up from a university grad living in her parents’ basement with no inkling of what she would do, to the Director of Special Projects at Food & Wine magazine, Top Chef judge, and host of spin-off series Top Chef: Just Desserts.

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