Month: May 2020


Chili sauce and coconut milk: a comingled life of Holy


Recently I had a craving for Thai Peanut Soup.  I had all the ingredients in the shed, so I set about to make myself a huge, steaming bowl. I could not but help to notice the ingredients and how they are reflecting my life right now and perhaps yours in our...

Um, can we talk?


  It’s been a while since I went to church.   When I did go to church, I got all dressed up and we all met in a magnificent building with our beautiful clothes on. Style and chic abounded.   Now I dress for comfort. I meet people online who...

On seeing cracks


Making a goblet like this one is tricky.  I throw the cup first and then I throw the base on the potter’s wheel next. Throwing clay up into a base is a lot like throwing a candle-stick or a bud-vase.  After the two pots have dried a bit (to something...

The Power of Disruption


The briefest of looks back into world history will unveil many disruptions.  There are of course natural disasters, extramarital affairs unearthed, and the silences after a knock-down-drag-out-fight.  There are disruptions like after whatever killed the dinosaurs.  And then there are the silences in the streets of Paris after the French...