Look Out, Labor Force. Generation X is coming…right after our hip replacements

By Amanda Cleary Eastep “I’m a Millennial in a Gen Xer’s body,” he said. I was interviewing the former VP of concept and design for McDonald’s for an alumni magazine article. In recent years, his career trajectory had shifted from corporate to the social and public sector, which included a stint in Kenya helping a […]

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Liked These Best in 2015 You Did

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“Impossible to see the future is.” – Yoda By Amanda Cleary Eastep We don’t know what 2016 will bring, but my year-end blog analytics gave me a chance to see what resonated with you in 2015 here at Living Between the Lines. THANK YOU for reading, liking, sharing, and commenting! If any of the Top 5 […]

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Rise, rise, rise, let it rise!

The title is a play on the Bachman-Turner Overdrive classic from the 70s, that decade when we packed Wonder Bread in our school lunches every day. But this is a new decade in my life…the pre-homesteading one in which I bake my own bread and take another step toward a future life on five acres […]

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Beef and beer stew (oh, and some wine)

I’ve wanted to try this recipe for a while, and fall seemed like the perfect time (despite the fact it has been in the 80s). Thanks to a fellow catapult magazine contributor for this recipe! On the “I could stick my face in this” scale of 1 to 5, I would give this at least […]

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Ghana must taste like joy and mangos

We hadn’t been to Mabovi African restaurant for almost a year (since Mac’s last birthday). When we walked through the door, owner Bea was on her way out to run an errand. She stopped short and exclaimed, “Oh, it’s you! I can’t leave now!” It doesn’t matter that she probably doesn’t remember all our names […]

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Part 3: Near and beer to our hearts–Indy microbreweries

Part 1–Near and beer to our hearts–Indy microbreweries Part 2–Near and beer to our hearts–Indy microbreweries Our journey continued with a nice brisk walk as the sun was setting on this almost spring-like day. Broad Ripple, the artsy district we especially love to visit in the warmer weather, is hopping at night, even in the winter. Luckily […]

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Part 2: Near and beer to our hearts–Indy microbreweries

In case you missed Part 1, Near and beer to our hearts. The next stop on our short list of microbreweries took us to the nearby art district of Broad Ripple. With all our visits to this area, I’m not sure how we missed this place right on Broad Ripple Avenue with the giant 3. […]

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Part 1: Near and beer to our hearts–Indy microbreweries

6 months since our last visit to Indy and 3 reasons to celebrate: 1. The last time we were here, I narrowly escaped having my head severed by a huge herniated disc. I’m now five months into my recovery from neck surgery. Yea! 2. Temps in the 40s are beginning to melt snow from Chicago’s […]

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Indianapolis–3 Sisters, who–or what–are they? (besides a great little cafe)

Front porch conversation is best enjoyed in the company of a dog tied to a nearby tree and set to the music of wind chimes. And so my husband and I sat on the painted porch of 3 Sisters Café in the Broad Ripple art district, our conversation punctuated by some other patron’s dog as he naughtily barked at chatty passers-by.

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