“All crosses had their tops cut and became T's. There was also a thing called God.” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World When Helena, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine, traveled from Caesarea to Jerusalem in the early AD 300s, the ink on the Edict of Milan was barely dry. In theory, the document provided respite and… Continue reading Has our bloodthirsty world left us anemic?
"This is my advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun” Julia Child, master chef Notice that Queen Julia didn't advise tinkering with recipes. Really tinkering. Which I do. Often with wild recipe substitutions. Sometimes it works brilliantly. Sometimes it fails. Other… Continue reading The road to swell is NOT paved with recipe substitutions
A quick reminder, my e-book Making a Grand Exit: Biblical Answers to Our Fear of Dying, is available for 99 cents on Amazon as of now. This sale price ends midnight PDT (California time) on Thursday (April 18). Learn more here. It can be downloaded to Kindles, smart phones and other devices. A quick peek? Grand… Continue reading ‘Grand Exit’ 99 cents NOW
“Her love was like lavender, delicate and melancholy.” Laura Chouette, The Painting of Mrs. Ravensbrook In the deep of winter, I bought a bottle of herbs de Provence. While I do cook with it, my primary intention was to sniff the stuff. Lavender, basil, fennel, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, thyme. It's pretty much summer in… Continue reading Does faith have a scent?
Bringing over an e-magazine piece from my spirituality series. If Lent is part of your Christian tradition, blessings on this start to the season! Nora Edinger March 6, 2019 Editor’s note: The Lenten/Easter season looms large in the Christian calendar. In today’s feature on Spirituality in the Ohio Valley, the rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church shares… Continue reading Season of renewal