The Beauty of Soup and Story

I woke up one morning this week with a specific felt need for vitamins and protein. Okay, Coffee too…first…and then vitamins and protein. In the fridge, there was still some carrot-squash-apple-lentil soup from a recently thawed batch. Huh. Why not? It had everything going for it—already made, super tasty, spicy and sweet, and packed with…

Trips Around the Sun or For A While, for Longer, for Life

The other day, a Facebook friend used a delightful expression that I am going to borrow (Thank you!)— Today, 4:19 AM, EST, marks fifty trips around the sun for yours truly. I find that rather astounding. I remember calculating from a young age that I would turn thirty with the change of the century. Fifty,…

A New Year

I had thought I saved a big long bit that was going to begin this blog entry. Alas, no. It’s okay, though…a chance to trim up the edges and tighten up that which was lax in thought or expression. I have been reading two different yet connected books this last week or so. One is…

Advent IV, 2019

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For it All

I am working from the dining room today. I’ve booked events and people for January, April, and March. Publicity is in place for much of what is so far on the books for Winter/Spring. From where I am sitting, I can see the snow tumble-dancing a complicated free-form choreography from six windows surrounding me. I…

Dedication

It is interesting to reflect on the fact that the unexpected can sometimes occur in low moments. It is also sometimes good to share with people the story behind the work they read. The Dedication to Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne has taken on a life I could never imagine, given the day it was composed……

Of Love and Amplitude

I recently both read and listened to two interviews with people who are quite distinct—a choreographer and a Buddhist priest—and I have enjoyed the ideas that the combination has inspired within me. First, context: From the transcript of Krista Tippett’s On Being interview with the Reverend angel Kyoto williams, Buddhist priest. The interview originally aired…