March 25, 2016

march2106-ira'slatebday-small-22 (1 of 1)How I would sing

like a kettle to keep you”
― Kevin Young

Eggs and Chicks

April 3, 2015

april2015-goodfriday-01 (1 of 1)   april2015-goodfriday-08 (1 of 1)april2015-goodfriday-05 (1 of 1)april2015-goodfriday-06 (1 of 1) april2015-goodfriday-07 (1 of 1)“If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit.”
― Thomas Merton

Real Meat

September 28, 2014

september2014-saturday-07 (1 of 1)september2014-saturday-09 (1 of 1) september2014-saturday-08 (1 of 1)   september2014-saturday-13 (1 of 1)september2014-saturday-12 (1 of 1) september2014-saturday-05 (1 of 1)“Imagine if we had a food system that actually produced wholesome food. Imagine if it produced that food in a way that restored the land. Imagine if we could eat every meal knowing these few simple things: What it is we’re eating. Where it came from. How it found its way to our table. And what it really cost. If that was the reality, then every meal would have the potential to be a perfect meal. We would not need to go hunting for our connection to our food and the web of life that produces it. We would no longer need any reminding that we eat by the grace of nature, not industry, and that what we’re eating is never anything more or less than the body of the world. I don’t want to have to forage every meal. Most people don’t want to learn to garden or hunt. But we can change the way we make and get our food so that it becomes food again—something that feeds our bodies and our souls. Imagine it: Every meal would connect us to the joy of living and the wonder of nature. Every meal would be like saying grace.”
― Michael Pollan


July 31, 2014

july2014-emmah12-22 (1 of 1)“The great gift of a spiritual path is coming to trust that you can find a way to true refuge. You realize that you can start right where you are, in the midst of your life, and find peace in any circumstance. Even at those moments when the ground shakes terribly beneath you—when there’s a loss that will alter your life forever—you can still trust that you will find your way home. This is possible because you’ve touched the timeless love and awareness that are intrinsic to who you are.”
― Tara Brach

James’ Assistants

June 22, 2014

june 2014-jamesandgrace-01 (1 of 1)“You don’t understand how much light you have until the lights go out.”
― Joan Bauer

Black Walnut

June 22, 2014

june 2014-jamesandgrace-10 (1 of 1)“Love is the only prayer I know.”
― Marion Zimmer Bradley

Angels On Her Shoulders

June 16, 2014

june 2014-felt-10 (1 of 1)“So, is there an afterlife, and if so, what will it be like? I don’t have a clue. But I am confident that the one who has buoyed us up in life will also buoy us up through death. We die into God. What more that means, I do not know. But that is all I need to know.”
― Marcus J. Borg


June 14, 2014

june 2014-today-07 (1 of 1) june 2014-today-04 (1 of 1)“I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.”
― Henry Fielding

A Hen and Her Chick

June 5, 2014

june 2014-ira-09 (1 of 1)“Hold fast to whatever fragments of love that exist, for sometimes a mosaic is more beautiful than an unbroken pattern.”
― Dawn Powell

Holy Cuteness

May 31, 2014