Archive for December, 2017

  • We Have Just One Moral Duty

    By on December 15, 2017

    "Ultimately we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves more and more...

  • Five Years After the Sandy Hook School Shootings

    Five Years After the Sandy Hook School Shooting

    By on December 14, 2017

    But now after five years, guns are fired in schools on a weekly basis, barely even making the news....

  • Books of Poetry I've Been Enjoying

    Books of Poetry I’ve Been Enjoying

    By on December 13, 2017

    I've been enjoying these two books of poetry lately and have marked some to eventually share with you.

  • First Snow of the Season (Photos)

    First Snow of the Season (Photos)

    By on December 12, 2017

    I love how the snow lands on the tree limbs, defining them singularly by contrast. I also love how...

  • Sgraffito Pottery by Polly Castor (Commissions)

    Sgraffito Pottery Commissions Delivered

    By on December 11, 2017

    Here are the commissioned sgraffito pottery plates I have just completed and delivered to blog readers like you. They...

  • Freedom From Yourself (Deep Think #1)

    Freedom From Yourself (Deep Think #1)

    By on December 10, 2017

    I'm realizing that if I focus solely on the present moment, I have no story pinned to me, and...

  • Cookbooks I Recommend for Gift Giving in 2017

    Cookbooks I Recommend for Gift Giving in 2017

    By on December 9, 2017

    All these cookbooks have gorgeous food, delicious recipes, creative approaches, and phenomenal photography.

  • Stay Present (oprah quote)

    Stay Present (Oprah Quote)

    By on December 8, 2017

    Staying present is the reason, after talking to thousands of people over the years, I still have aha moments....

  • Chords (9

    Two New Abstract Paintings

    By on December 7, 2017

    I've started some experimental abstract pieces, of which these are the first two completed.

  • Curried Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup Recipe

    Curried Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup Recipe

    By on December 6, 2017

    A good slow cooker recipe is always welcome, but especially this time of year. You can eat it as...

  • Grace Notes #9

    Grace Notes #9

    By on December 5, 2017

    My hope is that this practice will make me (and you?) more aware of the constant flow of amazing...

  • Pay Attention (Quote by Frederick Buechner)

    Pay Attention (Quote by Frederick Buechner)

    By on December 4, 2017

    From the simplest lyric to the most complex novel, literature is asking us to pay attention. Pay attention ...