Tag: friendship


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...


Brother Eldridge’s Mississippi Corn Bread One batch (serves 8) 4 tbsp bacon grease or butter 1 c. flour 1 c. course cornmeal 4 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp soda 1 ½ c. butter milk 2 lg or 3 sm eggs ¬ preheat oven to 425 ¬ melt butter or grease...

Rye, reality and relationships


Making spice bowls, like this one which holds brown sugar, is fast work.  A ball of clay the size of a golf ball and in about 4 seconds it is a small bowl.  The redish brown of the brown sugar sets nicely against the blues of the glaze. This little...

new freinds


I had a bunch of friends over to the house for a friend’s birthday party.  We made Brazilian drinks, I made pad thai and they set up a labyrinth with candles and paper bags in the grass. We ate. We drank. We walked the labyrinth. We talked about friendship and...

Friendship: Easter antidotes


Friends gathered around me recently and hosted me for dinner.  They made me a meal, poured me scotch - expensive scotch, even though they knew I could not taste it - and then, after dinner, they sat me down with evident excitement and read to me as the cool night...