It Started with a Bunch of Bananas

Small chalkboard signs promoting 19 cents bananas at Trader Joe's.

Take a picture of these,” said a fellow crew member after I put up my first two-sided chalkboard sign I drew for a banana tree at Trader Joe’s Oklahoma City.

Looking back, I do appreciate the advice as the side that says “We’re a Happy Bunch” pretty much summarizes my sentiment having been part of this grocery chain.

Here’s a sampling of the various signs I have the privilege of creating by hand; some of which are permanent while others are a figment of my memory (but thankfully captured on camera).

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God sent rain but He did not wash away …

Besides learning to appreciate the growing, harvesting, and processing of the magical bean known as coffee (& enjoying some quality single origin coffee) while exploring Uganda with my client Endiro Coffee, God left a mark in my life as he allowed me to leave a mark on this Pearl Of Africa. Continue reading