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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Almost Amish Author Event

So my wife recently read the book Almost Amish and  it kept popping up in a lot of places.  Randomly, her cousin met the authors in Lexington, Kentucky helping out with benefit plans for their non-profit.  Turns out they live in Lexington so my wife thought why not invite them to talk to 30 of her closest friends.

The next thing you know, the authors - Nancy and Matthew Sleeth are in our kitchen having dinner with my family and talking to a large group of people at Fort Thomas Coffee.  This a short week after speaking at the National Cathedral in DC (which they do on a monthly basis). Pretty cool where a small leap of faith can take you.


The background on the couple according to Amazon....

After a spiritual and environmental conversion experience, Nancy Sleeth and her family radically altered their footprint, reducing their electricity use to one-tenth and their fossil fuel use to one-third the national averages. Along with her husband, Matthew, Nancy now travels throughout the U.S. speaking and writing about faith and the environment.
Prior to heeding this environmental calling, Sleeth served as communications director for a Fortune 500 company and as a high school and college educator and administrator.
Sleeth is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds a masters degree in journalism. She is the author of Go Green, Save Green: A Simple Guide to Saving Time, Money, and God's Green Earth and Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life. Nancy and Matthew are the parents of Clark Sleeth, a medical doctor, and Emma Sleeth, author of It's Easy Being Green. Nancy is the Managing Director of Blessed Earth, a faith-based nonprofit focusing on environmental stewardship.

So Matthew & Nancy are pretty amazing people and turns out they provide great dinner conversation.

Thanks Nancy for answering everyone's questions and thank you as well to the Valentine's for letting us host the event at the coffee shop.  What a great asset for the community!

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