Concepts create idols; only wonder grasps anything. - St Gregory of Nyssa

Friday, October 24, 2014

Chick of the Week


via chelmsford agway farmersmarket

Play dead

“I am too lazy to jump into the back of the car”

Tucker is 1 year old and uses the technique of playing dead whenever he doesn’t want to do something. Even though he can jump up into the low Prius, he refuses to do it voluntarily and prefers to place his front paws up and then have his rear paws lifted up. When I don’t cooperate he plays dead and poor poodle Scarlett has to wait impatiently while I try to move him from his passive protest position.”



from Dog Shaming.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Break the boundaries

embroidery on magnolia leaf and cicada exoskeleton


Amazing embroidery I found on Pinterest.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wolves in Yellowstone

Basic principles of "permaculture" elegantly , and remarkably, exhibited when the wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone.




Monday, October 6, 2014

Mount Athos

"The depth of their devotion defies description."

I had never seen this 60 Minutes segment about Mount Athos. I discovered it in a comment on Fr Stephen Freeman's blog, Glory to God for All Things.

"We didn't understand the words; we really didn't have to."

Watch part 1:


"Kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison..."

Watch part 2:

" Holiness seemed to seep from the very stones."



"What I am talking about is the art of salvation."

"The first thing a monk does is embrace and love death."