Kibble envy: How my cat taught me holiday lessons

Meet my cat, Charlie. As you can see she doesn’t have any trouble slowing down. Or sleeping. She doesn’t worry about whether I am comfortable with her on my lap. Instead she focuses on getting into the most comfortable position for herself. Then she does a slow-eye...

Eating Out: Allowing nature to nourish us

What is it about eating outside? OK, but besides the bugs. They have to eat too. What makes a picnic at the beach, or spreading a blanket and sharing food at evening concert, or a cook out in the back yard so much fun, so rich or even romantic? Why is drinking a...

Making a mess of things: habit or ritual?

It started yesterday. No, that’s not exactly true. It started ten days ago. Right from the start I made a mess of things. Ten messy days and no doubt more to come. Each day starts with me extracting myself from the sticky situation I’ve created only to find myself...

What is my intention for eating this meal?

Wisely reflecting, I use alms food: 1 not for fun, not for pleasure, not for fattening, not for beautification, only for the maintenance and nourishment of this body, for keeping it healthy, for helping with the Holy Life; thinking thus, ‘I will allay hunger without...

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