From my limited understanding, Saint Christopher is a popular saint among travelers (among many others). I've heard stories of travelers carrying Saint Christopher medallions or placing small statuettes on the dashboard as protection on a journey. I've never been particularly religious - we went to Midnight Mass a few times. But I've given this Saint Christopher … Continue reading An Ode (of sorts) to Saint Christopher
Month: February 2017
Finding something off the beaten track…on the beaten track
Have you ever walked (or driven, or whatever) past something regularly, on your normal route somewhere? It's easy enough to do. I do it all the time. When it catches my eye the first time, I'll think to myself, "Oh cool. I'll need to go check that out." And invariably I forget until the next … Continue reading Finding something off the beaten track…on the beaten track
Did you notice the magic?
Charles Bukowski once wrote a poem called Nirvana. I discovered it many years ago via Tom Waits reading it on his Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Saints album. I don't know what it is about this poem - but I've listened to Waits' recording over and over again, and like to pretend I've found some piece of it a … Continue reading Did you notice the magic?
An Ode to Aubergine
I mean eggplant. I grew up a picky eater. My two most frequent requests when I was little were Kraft macaroni and cheese, and Jolly Green Giant creamed spinach (yes, those specific brands). I eventually grew out of it; I don't recall exactly when I realized that eggplant is not horrible, but it's now one … Continue reading An Ode to Aubergine