• Books Written Out of Fire

    Books written out of fire give me a great deal of pleasure. You get the sense that the world for these writers could not have continued if the book hadn’t been written. When you come across a book like that it is a privilege. -Hisham Matar, author (b. 1970)My friend Shelley sent me this quote, …[ read more ]

  • My Joseph’s Coat

    Sometimes I imagine myself in heaven pulling up a fluffy cloud, rolling up the sleeves of my hand knit, cashmere saint’s robe and having a heart to heart with an angel. In this scenario she will tell me all the times that Jesus intervened in my life, times I knew nothing about. I wonder how …[ read more ]

  • Did You Know? Ten facts about chocolate

    “Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.” Deanna Troi, Star Trek: The Next Generation 1. The original name for hot chocolate was cacahuatl. Translated it was cocoa water. The Europeans did not like drinking anything named caca water. Would you? 2. Hershey produces 20-25 million kisses a day. 3. A single chocolate chip can provide …[ read more ]