Month: September 2016


on being


I often wonder why  find Jesus' abdomen so beautiful. Perhaps it is because a tight, young abdomen is generally beautiful. Sensual.  But also, perhaps it is something else.  Jesus' abdomen is his "gut" - the one area of the human body left unprotected by anything but muscle, soft, boneless.  It...

hearth and heart


Last week, on Thursday, as the sun began to stretch long shadows in yellow light across the city of Denver, I was busy driving through maddening traffic to the city’s far west end.  It was a desolate place of garages and metal shops with twenty-dollar-a-night motels for the nearly homeless...

Simple Bowls


Mindful Cooking First, consider what meal you are to cook.  Do you have the time?  Rushing will undermine the attentiveness (mindfulness) of the process of cooking.  This is holy work and to be enjoyed. Care for what has been given (purchased) is part of the process. Second, check to be...