Monthly Archives: December 2017

Happy New Year

… … … Repair. Prepare. Take care. Be there. … … … … … Drawings (Season’s Greetings) by Akram.

Peace on Earth

… Saint Jerome’s translation of the Gospel of Saint Luke, Chapter 2, verse 14, is a direct translation from the original Greek: Gloria in altissimus Deo et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis, Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men […]

Oatmeal Gravy

… At the moment the kitchen is not well-stocked. Among many missing items, there is no flour. I wanted to roast a chicken and make gravy with the drippings. People said, “Why don’t you just go to the store and get some flour?” But what’s […]

Bertha Rogers reads from Heart Turned Back

… I heard Bertha Rogers read at Zinc Bar on the 19th of November, and it was one of the best readings I’ve been to in a long time, much like the woman herself, down to earth and sublime. She grew up in rural Iowa […]

Fifteen Winter Paintings by Charles Burchfield

… I found a photo of Charles Burchfield working in and experiencing the snow. No gloves, no scarf, no ear muffs; he seems oblivious to the cold. Often when I’ve worked in the cold, I’m not cold, especially when cutting and piling firewood, but painting? […]