The 4th.

As for the 4th of July, true to form I forgot to remember it until the day before and then announced it to Larsen the afternoon of (the child never knows what month, day or time it is...we are 1/2 Latino and 1/2 Scandinavian).  Benjamin worked all day joyfully on a new bid, we went out for dinner, …

Out Of Our Fish

Benjamin and I have a shared enjoyment of foreign films.  What lessons in culture and common humanity they give! I've taken to bringing one home from the library once a week and we sit down with chocolate covered strawberries or a colander of raw sugar snap peas and watch from the screen of my laptop.  Last week …

On My Reading Table

I rarely can read one book at a time. They are like my security blanket; having a pile next to me is rather comforting.  Right now I am reading:  A Widening Light by Luci Shaw, In Praise of Mortality by Rainer Maria Rilke, at the tail end of Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom & …

Home.

To a nomad in Middle Eastern culture, a home is not a place of possession because it is moved from place to place.  It is more understood to be a place of welcome.  The Jews, on the other hand, look upon home as a possession, with a special significance for the land the home stands …