Month: June 2018


“The Letter to the Americans …The Word of the Lord?”


In the blizzard of emails, text-messages and tweets, perhaps we have lost touch with the beauty of a letter.   Last week I was in the stationer’s shop.  I was asking about new stationary and I used the word “wardrobe.”  The stationary lady swooned. Thanked me for even knowing the...

Jesus and a cocktail


Chimayo is a holy place in New Mexico.  It hosts many sites for religious observance from Zen to Christian to Hindu.  It is a place of pilgrimage on Good Friday to a church well-known for cures.   But I like its cocktail.   Served in a frosted glass – its...

teardrop


Of the thousands of pots I have thrown on my potter’s wheel, this recent simple tea bowl is one of my favorites.  The opal glaze catches the New Mexican sunlight in ways which stop me in my tracks.   I wanted a deep wall to this bowl and I wanted this...

canal or reservoir?


“In the Church at present day, we have many canals, few reservoirs.”   Bernard of Clairvaux 1090-1153 Sermon on the Song of Songs, Sermon 18 My niece is a stream ecologist.  She once told me that the water leaving New York City after processing sewage in treatment plants, is caffeinated....