Wandering through IKEA recently I came across a display. There, in a plexiglass box, was a living room chair accompanied by a robotic machine that was submitting the chair, over and over again, to the rigors of being sat upon. By the time I saw it, the machine had “sat down” in the chair more … More Adversity and Authenticity
I like the notion of travel more than I actually like traveling. If my mood is right and I have nothing pressing to do I can easily spend an hour exploring the world of online maps, photo essays, travel journals and the like. Just this morning, while surveying the earth using a well-known computer application, … More Ash Wednesday*
There’s a weight scale in my bathroom with the exotic name of Atlantis with whom I have a nearly daily conversation. It’s one of those modern scales with a tempered glass platform and a digital readout. When I bought it some years ago I at first hesitated to stand on the glass having never stood … More What condition my condition is in.
Yesterday Renata and I went to do a bit of shopping in a local department store. It didn’t take long for us to appreciate that we had unwittingly joined the throngs heeding the tempting Siren call of Black Friday sales. And so we enter once again into that fabled season of ‘holiday shopping’, four frenzied … More Advent Waiting
A voice says, “Cry out!” And I say, “What shall I cry?” Silence. Barren trees upon Frozen mountains, steely blue under grey-clad sky; Witnesses. Better: underlings, collaborators, Tongue-biting lackeys of a Higher Power. The crow dares, dark of heart and wing. Colour commentator of things not his business. “Ga!”, he shouts convincingly. A single word … More Advent One*